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Teacher’s Lounge

Teachers! I’ve prepared a few resources–including lesson plans written by an art educator– for using Memento Nora in the classroom.  See the drop down menu above.

Skyping with the kids of Portland Middle School at a local tea house. (They're at a tea house; I'm in my office.)

I’m also available for Skype visits as well as school/library visits in the Virginia area.


"...a gift for both reluctant and regular readers.”

- Booklist

“…the themes of inquiry and fighting back will resonate
with young and old.”

-School Library Journal

“The novel is taut and lean; Smibert’s prose is quick and fluid…”
–Horn Book Magazine

“Engaging, spirited characters and a plot that can stand on its own…This story could provide great fodder for discussions about the relative roles of government, business and the individual in a world of increasing consolidation and conformity.”

—Children’s Literature