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Kim Zarins

Biography

Kim Zarins

Kim Zarins has a PhD in English from Cornell University and teaches medieval literature and children’s literature at Sacramento State University. Her debut novel, SOMETIMES WE TELL THE TRUTH, retells Chaucer’s CANTERBURY TALES with modern teens, and she wrote it with a gigantic smile on her face (there are funny bits). She also published two picture books for very young children. When she isn’t reading or writing or teaching, she is feeding peanuts to a very hungry scrub jay named Joe.

Kim Zarins

Books by Kim Zarins

by Kim Zarins - Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Retelling, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Jeff boards the bus for the Civics class trip to Washington, DC, dreading the trip entirely. But Mr. Bailey has an idea to keep everyone in line: each person on the bus is going to have the chance to tell a story. Each person gets a story, and whoever tells the best one will get an automatic A in the class. But in the middle of all the storytelling, with secrets and confessions coming out, Jeff only has one thing on his mind: can he live up to the super successful story published in the school newspaper that convinced everyone that he was someone smart, someone special and someone with something to say?