Her new book is Naming Liberty.
Earlier this week I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
The two books I just finished reading are Ellen Wittlinger's YA book Sandpiper, which has a bit too much sex for me to share with my 7th grade granddaughter, but is otherwise a well-written and smart book about a girl and boy who both have lived with unbearable secrets and who are both afraid that they now have no lives to live at all.Visit Jane Yolen's website and her journal.
The second book is A. J. Jacobs non-fiction The Year of Living Biblically. Jacobs spent a year trying to follow exactly/literally the rules set down in the Bible (some really tough parts about stoning adulterers and not wearing mixed fabrics and not touching your wife during her period, etc.) It is witty, moving, and fascinating stuff.