Sally J. Pla

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

Sally J. Pla is an award-winning author of books about young people whose brains work a bit differently, including the novels The Someday BirdsStanley Will Probably Be Fine, and The Fire, The Water, and Maudie McGinn (July 2023), as well as the picture book Benji, The Bad Day, And Me. Sally’s also co-founder and editor of A Novel Mind, a web resource on mental health and neurodiversity representation in children’s lit. She has English degrees from Colgate and Penn State and has worked as a business journalist and in public education. Visit her at

Books That Make a Difference: Neurotribes – Steve Silberman. The Idiot – Dostoevsky. A Friend is Someone Who Likes You – Joan Walsh Anglund Tale of Two Cities – Dickens.