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Transcript of Sarah Dessen
South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2007 Winner South Carolina
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004; Bank Street College of Education; United States
Top 10 Youth Romances, 2004; American Library Association; United States
YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2005; American Library Association; United States Sarah Dessen Information about Sarah Dessen: Sarah Dessens Life Inspiration To Write and How She Became a Writer FUN FACTS!! Blurbs Bibliography Awards and Honors Age:
Date of Birth:
Family Members: -Parents were English Professors at UNC
-Got books and typewriters for Christmas
-Still lives in hometown, sees old crushes and high school friends all the time
-Great friends in high school B"Sarah Dessen." Sarah Dessen Home Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2013.
"About Us." Children's Literature:. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2013.
"Essay InfoEssay WritingCenter." Essay Info. N.p., n.d.
"The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen." Squidoo. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2013. Web. 13 May 2013. -Starbucks mochas
-Black pants from Gap
-Accidentally became YA writer
-Worked at Flying Burrito (2 books)
-Hung with the wrong crowd
-Wrote stories about dolls as a kid
-Likes gardening but not good at it Born in Evanston, Illinois June 6, 1970 1996 Graduated from University of North Carolina Publishes That Summer 1993 Marries Jay Earl Marks 2000 Makes movie, How To Deal 2003 2009 2007 Her daughter, Sasha Clementine Marks, is born Nour Sadek, Jenna Bao, Sivan Yarchi 42 Female June 6 1970 Evanston, Illinois Chapel Hill, North Carolina Sasha Clementine, Jay Marks, Alan Dessen, Lilian Dessen Short Summary Writes Along for the Ride Writing Styles -Realistic Fiction
-Friendship QUIZ 1. Which town was Sarah Dessen raised in? Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2. What are Sarah Dessen's top 2 books? 1. Along for the Ride 2. This Lullaby 3. What was her first book? Quotes 4. Themes -Believing in yourself
-Love who you are "Your past is always your past. Even if you forget it, it remembers you."- Just Listen
"You know, the person you can call at two a.m. and, no matter what, you can count on them. Even if they're asleep or its cold or you need to get out of jail...they'll come for you. It's like, the highest level of friendship."- What Happened to Goodbye
“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.”-this lullaby
Along for the Ride Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010; Bank Street College of Eduation; United States
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010; American Library Association; United States
YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2010; American Library Association; United States
New York Times Best Seller-17 weeks Lock and Key
Cybil Award, 2008 Finalist Young Adult Novels United States The Truth about Forever Just Listen
Iowa High School Book Award, 2009 Winner Iowa
Book Sense Children's Picks, Summer 2006; American Booksellers Association; Top10; United States
Capitol Choices, 2007; The Capitol Choices Committee; United States
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007; American Library Association; United States
YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2007; American Library Association; United States Name at least 2 themes -Believe in yourself
-Love who you are -This Lullaby
-Along for the Ride 5. How did Sarah Dessen accidentally become a Young Adult writer? 1 copy of This Summer, editor said had a very good teenage voice THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!!! ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?