There’s something special about helping kids along their way to discovering themselves as independent readers. Learn about the unique space chapter books occupy between early readers and middle grade (and what that means for your writing), and explore the kinds of concepts and characters that stretch young readers’ imaginations while also inspiring confidence and an enduring love of books.
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Jennifer Torres is the award-winning author of Stef Soto, Taco Queen, The Fresh New Face of Griselda, and other books for young readers. She writes stories about home, friendship, and unexpected courage inspired by her Mexican-American heritage. Jennifer started her career as a newspaper reporter, and even though she writes fiction now, she hopes her stories still have some truth in them. She lives with her family in Southern California