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Christine Heppermann

Biography

Christine Heppermann

Christine Heppermann is a writer, poet and critic. Her book of poetry for young adults, POISONED APPLES: Poems for You, My Pretty, published by Greenwillow Books, is out now. Christine's first book, CITY CHICKENS, is a nonfiction story about a shelter for abandoned and unwanted chickens in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
Christine was a columnist and reviewer for The Horn Book Magazine from 1996 until 2013. Her poems are published in 5AM, The Magazine of Contemporary Poetry; Poems and Plays; Kite Tales; Nerve Cowboy; The Mas Tequila Review; and The Horn Book Magazine. Her reviews of children's and young adult books have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. She has an MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons College and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.

Christine Heppermann

Books by Christine Heppermann

by Christine Heppermann - Social Issues, Women's Fiction, Young Adult 15+, Youth Fiction

Addie has always known what she was running toward, whether in cross country, in her all-girls Catholic school, or in love. Until she and her boyfriend are careless one night, and she gets pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that nothing is the same. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross country anymore; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places.

by Christine Heppermann - Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult 12+

In 50 poems, Christine Heppermann confronts society head on. Using fairy tale characters and tropes, POISONED APPLES explores how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies and their friends. The poems range from contemporary retellings to first-person accounts set within the original tales, and from deadly funny to deadly serious. Complemented throughout with black-and-white photographs from up-and-coming artists, this is a stunning and sophisticated book to be treasured, shared, and paged through again and again.