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Cordelia Jensen

Biography

Cordelia Jensen

Cordelia Jensen was Poet Laureate of Perry County, PA in 2006 and 2007. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches creative writing in Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband and children.

Books by Cordelia Jensen

by Cordelia Jensen - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Virtual twins Linc and Holly were once extremely close. But while artistic Linc is her parents' daughter biologically, it's Holly, adopted from Ghana, who exemplifies the family's high-achieving model of success. Linc is desperate to pursue photography, despite her mother's disapproval and her growing distance from Holly. So when she comes up with a plan to use her photography to do a project based on Seneca Village, a long-gone village in the space that now holds Central Park, where all inhabitants lived together harmoniously, Linc is determined to make her mother proud. But when a long-buried family secret comes to light, Linc must decide whether her mother's love is worth obtaining.

by Cordelia Jensen - Family Life, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Mira is just beginning her senior year of high school when she discovers her father with his male lover. Her world---and everything she thought she knew about her family---is shattered instantly.  Mira distances herself from her sister and closest friends as a means of coping. But her father’s sexual orientation is not all he’s kept hidden. He is HIV positive. As Mira struggles to make sense of the many fractures in her family’s fabric and redefine her wavering sense of self, she must find a way to reconnect with her dad---while there is still time.