Songs for a Teenage Nomad
by Kim Culbertson
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What is the soundtrack of your life?
"SONGS FOR A TEENAGE NOMAD is a wonderful book. It is a high school classic reminiscent of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, only it is more appropriate for a slightly younger audience. Calle is a wonderful character and, as the reader, you want her to succeed in all areas of her life."
"My readers devoured the book - read it in one sitting and totally recommended it to me. I was encouraged by the level of your prose - not dumbed down like some YA fiction. I look forward to future book... thanks for inspiring the students."
"Songs for a Teenage Nomad explores many issues that are of interest to teenage girls and their moms - when is it okay for parents to withhold information they think is harmful to their children? What obligations does a child have to a potentially abusive parent? There's a lot to discuss in this well-written book."
"As if being a freshman in high school isn't hard enough, Calle Smith has to endure a rootless life with a mother who can't seem to settle down in one town or with one guy. Told through a blend of prose, song lyrics, and musical references, Songs tells the story of a girl whose life resembles a random-shuffle playlist struggling to become comfortable in her own skin."
"In Songs for a Teenage Nomad, Kim Culbertson expertly captures the tumultuous adolescent experience."
Excerpts from the Novel
1: GET OUT THE MAP
2: SMALL TOWN
Winner 2008 Ben Franklin Awards: Best New Voice in Children's/YA Fiction
Silver Medal 2008 IPPY Awards: Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction
Winner 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award: Young Adult Fiction
Winner 2007 London Book Festival: Teenage Category
Finalist 2007 USA Best Book Awards: Teenage Category
About the author:
Kim Culbertson has taught high school English, Creative Writing and drama for over ten years in both public and private schools. Currently, she is the College Advisor and Creative Writing teacher at Forest Charter School, a progressive personalized learning program. Throughout her teaching, she has also worked privately as a college advisor, workshop teacher, and educational consultant. Kim Culbertson has written short fiction for Cicada and her first novel, Songs for a Teenage Nomad. Kim sees her writing as an extension of her teaching. She lives in the Northern California foothills with her husband and toddler daughter, where she loves to drink coffee and look at the clouds.