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Posted on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 : 2:05 p.m.

Ann Arbor native author wins award for young adult novel, 'Big Girl Small'

By Jenn McKee

A novel by Ann Arbor native Rachel DeWoskin, "Big Girl Small," has been selected by the American Library Association for an Alex Award, which goes to 10 books from the previous year that appeal to young adults age 12-18.

"Big Girl Small" is set in Ann Arbor and focuses on Judy Lohden, an adolescent dwarf with great singing talent. When Judy transfers from Huron High to a local school for the performing arts in her junior year, she hopes to transcend her physical difference, but ends up in the middle of a scandal.



Mon, Jan 23, 2012 : 9:35 p.m.

Kudos!!! I read this book some time ago, and it has really stayed with me. It's an original story told in a compelling fashion. Highly recommended!


Mon, Jan 23, 2012 : 7:41 p.m.

Bravo! It's wonderful that we have such talent coming out of Ann Arbor. I hear this accomplished author went to Community High School.

Ed Kimball

Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 1:33 p.m.

Yes, and her mother taught English there.