Reading Rinaldi

Ann Rinaldi is one of my favorite authors. Her historical works for middle grade readers are the type I loved to read as a child and strive to write as an adult. History classes in school were boring but authors like Ann Rinaldi offered me intriguing history as experienced by real or imagined people as part of life in their time and place. 
          Recently, after reading The Ever-After Bird, I visited Ms. Rinaldi’s website for the first time and was surprised to see how long is the list of her published books – 45 (last time I checked). Two things caught my attention. Her first book was published after she passed age 45 and, her productivity increased as she aged. In the decade between ages 45-55, Ms. Rinaldi completed 6 books. She turned out 18 works between ages 55-65 and, in the decade ending in 2010, at ages 65-75, her list of new titles totals 21.
Guess I’d better get crackin’.

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