THE SUMMER OF HAMMERS AND ANGELS
2012 recommended title, Kansas NEA Reading Circle
William Allen White Children’s Book Award, 2013-1014 master list
The story of an amazing summer in a girl's life, a summer of surprises and challenges, of shocks and recovery, of discoveries and friendship, and of loneliness and community.
"Wiersbitzky explores themes of family, home, and what it means to be good neighbors in small-town Tucker's Ferry, W. Va., through the observant eyes of feisty narrator Delia....Down-to-earth life struggles combine with inspiring generosity of spirit in this uplifting debut."
WHAT FLOWERS REMEMBER
2015 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
Lamplighter Award nominee, 6th-8th, 2015-2016
Bank Street 2015 Best Children’s Books of the Year, ages 12-14
Top Shelf honoree 2014, VOYA Magazine
A story of love and loss, of a young girl coming to understand that even when people die, they live on in our minds, our hearts, and our stories.
"What do flowers remember? The stories of the people who cared for them, of course, as Wiersbitzky's sensitive novel compassionately conveys." - Kirkus Reviews
THE TOOTHPICK FACTORY
I’ve been working on this novel for years. Can't wait for it to become a reality so you can read it!