The Ethan I Was Before
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About the Author
Ali Standish, author of the critically acclaimed The Ethan I Was Before, August Isle, and Bad Bella, grew up in North Carolina and spent several years as an educator in the Washington, DC, public school system. She has an MFA in children's writing from Hollins University and an MPhil in children's literature from the University of Cambridge. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Aki, and their two rescue dogs, Bella and Keeper. You can visit her online at www.alistandish.com.
"A deft balance between storytelling and accessible reflection for the middle-school reader."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
★ "Debut author Standish boldly tackles themes of death, guilt, and forgiveness in this tender coming-of-age story. Readers will be riveted as Ethan, his family, and other well-developed characters face the somber realities of life head on."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Standish skillfully weaves the events and characters into the fabric of a story that is emotionally charged. A great addition to middle grade collections."--School Library Journal