Candace Fleming

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The Book That Changed My Life: A Galloping Good Story

Dear Mrs. Henry:You probably don’t remember me. It’s been a long time — forty-five years, can you believe it? — since I last wrote you. I was in fourth grade then, and my teacher Mrs. Rouse (I’m pretty sure I wrote you about her last time) assigned the class your...

The Family Romanov: Author Candace Fleming’s 2015 BGHB NF Award Speech

What a joy it is to celebrate with you, to laugh and talk, to make new friends and embrace old ones. Thank you to the Boston Globe–Horn Book judges for honoring this complicated, often dark tale from history. What a remarkable gift you have given me. As always, I am...

The Lincolns: Candace Fleming's 2009 BGHB Nonfiction Award Acceptance

Life truly is a lovely circle.Long ago, I enrolled in a children’s literature class. I wasn’t an education major, but I needed an elective, and children’s literature sounded like an easy A.I know better now.On the first day of class, Dr. Wood handed out a long, single-spaced reading list devoted...

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