Elsa Marston
children's author

Forthcoming in 2014:
Just published, 2013:
Fiction, young adult
An adventure in ancient Egypt
Poetry
poems inspired by animals depicted in Southwestern rock art
Nonfiction
a look at the variety of women's lives in the Middle East and North Africa
History
Stories in Y-A collections
in FIRST CROSSING AND OTHER STORIES OF IMMIGRANT TEENS
in MEMORIES OF SUN: STORIES OF AFRICA AND AMERICA (2004)
in SOUL SEARCHING: THIRTEEN STORIES ABOUT FAITH AND BELIEF

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"Lines of Scrimmage"

In FIRST CROSSING: STORIES ABOUT IMMIGRANT TEENS, edited by Donald Gallo (Candlewick 2004). A Palestinian-American boy in New Mexico thinks his dreams have come true when he gets the chance to quarterback his high school football team. But he soon meets prejudice, loses his confidence, and finds it again in a most unexpected way.

FIRST CROSSING is a Junior Library Guild selection. It has been nominated as a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.