Happy (late) 80th, Ann Rinaldi! (Historical YA novelist: "Time Enough for Drums," 1986)

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Aug 28, 2014, 11:25:06 AM8/28/14
Her birthday was yesterday.

Her office is in Somerville, New Jersey.

"Time Enough for Drums, The Last Silk Dress, A Break with Charity, and Wolf by the Ears were named American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults."

About "Time Enough for Drums":

"Sixteen-year-old Jem struggles to maintain the status quo at home in Trenton, New Jersey, when the family men join the war for independence.

"There are signs of rebellion in the Emerson household several years before the actual American Revolution hits in 1776! Brought up in a relatively liberal household, Jemima Emerson is quite a challenge for her tutor, John Reid, who is known as a Tory with strong ties to England. How could Jem's parents be friends with a man who opposes American freedom? Jem longs for freedom on every level, in the home and her homeland--and John represents the forces that restrict her.

"Jem and her family soon find themselves fighting for freedom in whatever ways they can in the Revolutionary War. Before long, Jem discovers that there is much more to Mr. Reid than she ever imagined. Her feelings about him change when Jem realizes that John shares her love of freedom--and will risk his life to defend it."


From Wikipedia: "She also writes for the Dear America series."

(LONG piece about her life and work)

(a few reviews)

(a few interviews)

(book covers)

(some videos about her books)


Term Paper, Walker (New York, NY), 1980.
Promises Are for Keeping, Walker (New York, NY), 1982.
But in the Fall I'm Leaving, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1985.
Time Enough for Drums, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1986.
The Good Side of My Heart, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1987.
The Last Silk Dress, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1988.

Wolf by the Ears, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1991.
A Ride into Morning: The Story of Tempe Wick, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1991.
A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1992.
In My Father's House, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1993.
The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1993.
A Stitch in Time (first book in the "Quilt Trilogy"), Scholastic (New York, NY), 1994.
Finishing Becca: The Story of Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1994.
The Secret of Sarah Revere, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1995.
Broken Days (second book in the "Quilt Trilogy"), Scholastic (New York, NY), 1995.
Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1996.
Keep Smiling Through, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1996.
The Blue Door (third book in the "Quilt Trilogy"), Scholastic (New York, NY), 1996.
The Second Bend in the River, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1997.
Mine Eyes Have Seen, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1997.
Nightflower, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1997.
An Acquaintance with Darkness, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1997.
Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in South Carolina, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1998.
My Heart Is on the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1999.
The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1999.
Amelia's War, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1999.

The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce: A Pilgrim Boy, Plimoth Plantation, 1620, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2000.
The Education of Mary: A Little Miss of Color, 1832, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2000.
The Staircase, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2000.
Girl in Blue, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2001.
Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washington's Runaway Slave, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.
Millicent's Gift, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2002.
Numbering All the Bones, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2002.
Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2003.
Sarah's Ground, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2004.
Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2004.
Mutiny's Daughter, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2004.
Brooklyn Rose, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2005.
The Color of Fire, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2005.
Come Juneteenth, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2007.
The Ever-after Bird, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2007.
An Unlikely Friendship: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2007.
Juliet's Moon, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2008.
The Letter Writer, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2008.
The Redheaded Princess, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2008.
My Vicksburg, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2009.
Leigh Ann's Civil War: A Novel, 2009;
Last Full Measure, 2010;
Family Greene: A Novel, 2010.

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