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Jack Gantos


(John Bryan Gantos, Jr.)
USA flag (1951 - )

Mr. Gantos is known nationally for his educational creative writing and literature presentations to students and teachers. He is a frequent conference speaker, university lecturer, and in-service provider.
 
Non fiction
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Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2001) : Joey Pigza Loses Control
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2003) : Hole in My Life
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2012) : Dead End in Norvelt


Jack Gantos recommends
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The Chicken Dance (2007)
Jacques Couvillon
"Full of brilliant details... Like having Napolean Dynamite and Frank Perdue as your best friends."
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Backtracked (2009)
Pedro De Alcantara
"An insightful novel... Those who remember history are destined to be changed by it - for the better!"
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Nothing But Blue (2013)
Lisa Jahn-Clough
"A girl with no memory, a magical dog, train-hoppers, and a boy named Snake make this suspenseful book a stand-out read!"

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