Next Letters for Kids: Sally J. Pla


We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Sally J Pla! Sally writes about superheroes and the time she was tricked by her brother.

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Sally J. Pla is the award-winning author of The Someday Birds (2017), about a young boy’s epic cross-country journey. It’s the winner of the Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award, a NY Public Library Best Children’s Book, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Nerdies Award winner. Her second novel, Stanley Will Probably Be Fine (2018), is a Junior Library Guild Selection with a starred review from Kirkus (“add to the growing list of intelligent books about kids whose brains operate outside the norm”). The School Library Journal calls it “an excellent addition to promote social-emotional learning.” Her first picture book, Benji, the Bad Day, & Me (Lee & Low), will be out this September. Sally has appeared on local television and radio as a writer and autism advocate. She believes in kindness, respect, and the beauty of different brains, because we are all stars shining with different lights! She lives in San Diego, where she’s hard at work on the next story.