Ellen Hopkins was voted most likely to dance naked under the stars. She was a straight-A kid, early Feminist, pacifist, barrel racing, dog loving, rock ‘n’ roll devotee hippie, and remains many of those things today. She might even still dance naked under the stars.
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2015 Workshop: Outside the Box
Developing a unique voice requires thinking outside the box. This workshop gives you new ways to think about metaphor, sensory details and character development.
Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots by Ellen Hopkins (grades 5-8)
This is a history of flight, emphasizing the part played by the urge to compete and a look at the daring men and women who played a large part in the history of aeronautics.
Burned (Burned #1) by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt’s Nevada ranch for the summer, where she temporarily escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose everything when she returns home.
Crank (Crank#1) by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
Honor student Kristina Georgia Snow takes a road trip to find her estranged father and never returns. A reckless girl named Bree takes her place and becomes addicted to crank.
Fallout (Crank #3) by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow’s five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years.
Freshwater Fishing by Ellen Hopkins (grades 5-8)
Introduces readers to the aspects of freshwater fishing including information about gear, techniques, conservation, and safety. Includes a recipe for battered fish fillets, a casting diagram, illustrations of lures, and descriptions of North American fish species.
Glass (Crank #2) by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
Kristina is determined to defeat her addiction to crack in order to keep her newborn child, but when she is unable to manage her use of the drug and the pull becomes too strong, her greatest fears are quickly realized.
Identical by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
Sixteen-year-old identical twin daughters of a district court judge and a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, Kaeleigh and Raeanne Gardella desperately struggle with secrets that have already torn them and their family apart.
Impulse (Impulse #1) by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
Three teens who meet at the Aspen Springs mental hospital in Reno, Nevada, after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.
Into the Abyss: A Tour of Inner Space by Ellen Hopkins (grades 5-8)
Describes underwater exploration focusing on a variety of elements, the motion of water, diverse marine life, deep water vehicles, and plant life.
Orcas: High Seas Supermen by Ellen Hopkins (grades 5-8)
Explores the life of orcas in the wild and in captivity.
Perfect (Impulse #2) by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
Northern Nevada teenagers Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre describe in their own voices their very different paths toward perfection and how their goals change when tragedy strikes.
Smoke (Burned #2) by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
After her father intentionally causes a car accident that takes the life of her boyfriend and unborn child, Pattyn von Stratten decides to end her father’s abuse once and for all.
Tilt (Triangles #2) by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
Three teens, connected by their parents’ bad choices, tell in their own voices of their lives and loves as Shane finds his first boyfriend, Mikayla discovers that love can be pushed too far, and Harley loses herself in her quest for new experiences.
Triangles (Triangles #1) by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
The lives of three women, each experiencing a mid-life crisis, intersect in a powerful lesson of friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness. Holly, a stay-at-home mom, loses weight and embarks on an affair; Andrea, a single mom looking for a decent man, can’t ignore Holly’s husband; and Marissa faces multiple challenges in her life without her workaholic husband.
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins (for high school readers, grades 9-12)
Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love.