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Donna Cooner


Donna Cooner

Donna Cooner was born and raised in Texas. She is a three time graduate of Texas A&M University. A former teacher and school administrator, she is currently a professor of education at Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband, chocolate labs, and a cat named Stu.
Donna is the author of over 20 picture books and has also written children's television shows for PBS. Donna’s debut novel, SKINNY, was named an ALA's Best Young Adult Fiction Award, BEA's Young Adult Buzz Book, and a Bankstreet College's Best Children's Book of the Year. Her book, CAN'T LOOK AWAY, was a Teen Choice Nominee and an ALA Top Pick for Reluctant Readers. The Texas Library Association selected Donna as a 2017 Spirit of Texas High School Featured Author (CAN’T LOOK AWAY) and as a 2014 Spirit of Texas High School Featured Author (SKINNY). Her books have been translated into Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, and Finnish.

Books by Donna Cooner

by Donna Cooner - Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Skye's social media game is always on point. Until her best friend, Asha, films an embarrassing video of Skye at a sleepover and posts it online. But Asha quickly deletes the post, so everything's okay. Right? Then Skye gets an anonymous message. Someone has texted her a screenshot from the video. This person threatens to share the shocking photo online...unless Skye does whatever they say. Skye's perfect image --- and privacy --- are suddenly in jeopardy.

by Donna Cooner - Family Life, Fiction, Friendship
Everyone at Linden's high school is obsessed with Worthy. It's this new app that posts pictures of couples, and asks: Is the girl worthy of the guy? Suddenly, relationships implode as the votes climb and the comments get real ugly real fast. At first, Linden is focused on other things. Like cute Alex Rivera. Prom committee. Her writing. But soon she's intrigued by Worthy. Who's posting the pictures? Who's voting? And what will happen when the spotlight turns...on Linden?
by Donna Cooner - Youth Fiction

Torrey Grey is famous. At least, on the internet. Thousands of people watch her popular videos on fashion and beauty. But when Torrey's sister is killed in an accident -- maybe because of Torrey and her videos -- Torrey's perfect world implodes.