Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Pat Schmatz.
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Pat Schmatz (patschmatz.com) writes fascinating novels for young adults (and all readers). Her most recent book is Lizard Radio (Candlewick Press, 2015). The story takes place in a futuristic society run by an all-powerful Gov. Kivali, a 15-year old bender on the cusp of adulthood has choices to make at CropCamp that will change her life—and maybe the world. What are you? people ask, and Kivali isn’t sure. Boy/girl? Human/lizard? Leader/Follower? Both/neither? Her prior book Bluefish (Candlewick Press, 2011) explores friendships, grief, and struggle. Travis Roberts begins a new middle school and he can’t read. Velveeta Wojciehowski is outrageous, loud and a lonely kid. When they find each other, the same-old starts to look very different. Find books by Pat Schmatz, read them and share them.