Children's Author
Young Adult Novelist

Michelle D. Kwasney

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Blue Plate Special 
Chronicle Books,2009

Download a reading group discussion guide for the novel.
Or read the first three chapters.
Or click on listen to an audio excerpt on the publisher's book page to hear samples.

Kwasney's protagonists are distinctive and empathic, her narratives meticulously structured and realistic . . ."
~Publisher's Weekly

". . . This book will touch the hearts of readers. The characters are well-rounded and rich. This book is impossible to put down."
~STARRED REVIEW, Library Media Connection

"Three generations are portrayed in this compelling novel about complicated relationships between mothers and daughters. Short, alternating chapters among teens and authentic voices make this a good choice for reluctant readers."
~School Library Journal


Henry Holt Books BFYR, 2008

  • IRA Children's Book Award Notable Book
  •  Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
  •  Kansas State Reading Circle

Now an audiobook 
from Recorded Books.

Listen to the first three chapters by
clicking on the links below. 
 Chapter One: Unjust
Chapter Two: Melancholy
Chapter Three: Bob Dylan was Right
Click here to read an excerpt from Itch.

Download or print an
Itch Study Guide.

Read an
author interview about the novel.   

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                Itch (Henry Holt, 2008)    

Blue Plate Special                        Itch (audiobook)                          Itch                              Baby Blue 
Chronicle Books, 2009       Recorded Books, 2008       Henry Holt, 2008        Henry Holt, 2004


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