The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade
About the Author
Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of eleven books for children and young adults, including Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie.He taught 8th grade English in New Jersey for 11 years. He would have been happy teaching middle school forever, but life took a strange turn. In 2002-03, he had a student named Emily, whose little brother was in treatment for cancer. Emily rarely talked about her brother’s illness, but of course it was very hard on her. One day he asked her mom whether it would be helpful if he found a book for Emily to read about a teen going through a similar situation. Emily’s mom said yes, but since he couldn’t find a novel that he thought would be just right for Emily.
He wrote Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie… So there’s That