Margaret Finnegan

Walking Through Fire: Hope and Resilience in Middle Grade and YA Fiction (moderator), Saturday, May 6 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Margaret Finnegan is the author of the novels We Could Be Heroes, Susie B. Won’t Back Down, and New Kids & Underdogs, all of which were Junior Library Guild Selections. She also teaches at Cal State LA, where she serves as the CETL Faculty Fellow for Reading & Writing. She enjoys going out to lunch, walking her grumpy dog, and baking really good chocolate cakes. Connect with her at

Books That Make a Difference: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, Ginger Pye bye Eleanor Estes, Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson.