Sandy Donovan

Sandy Donovan has written many nonfiction books for young readers.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

I didn’t have one favorite book, but I loved The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, and I remember seeking out as many books as I could about kids surviving the Holocaust—it turned out that there were a lot in my school library!

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“The word I spoke in anger weighs less than a parsley seed, but a road runs through it that leads to my grave….” Stanley Kunitz “The Quarrel”

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Children’s author: Ezra Jack Keats; young adult author: John Green; older young-ish adult author: J.D. Salinger.