BOOKS

Young Adult Fiction
Can Patrik and his family escape their totalitarian country before they are found out?
multicultural middle grade fiction
In Baghdad, war is being waged all around Talib and Nouri. Can these two Iraqi boys solve their own war and live in peace with each other?
Living in the Mayan jungle, Rosalba knows nothing about the 2012 prophesy of the end of the world. Then sophisticated Alicia comes from Mexico City to tell her all about it...
Susana and Pina grow up in an Italian orphanage Will either find a parent?
Can a white boy and an African boy keep their friendship in a changing world?
Overnight, Tinh's Vietnamese village is destroyed by a cyclone. How can Tinh make things right for himself and his family?
Binh's Ameican aunt is coming to her Vietnamese village. Will she bring the riches that Binh longs for?
Gregory has to leave the Navajo reservation for the big city of Tucson.
Why won't the new Chinese girl be Ginny's friend?
In this sequel to The Gold-Threaded Dress, Oy must again make a decision. In the talent show will she do what others want or be true to herself?
What if your best friend is also your biggest rival?
Will Noi be sent to the factory to work, or can she learn to paint umbrellas? Will a young artist be able to pursue her gift?
Gloria wakes up on Christmas morning to find that Mama is going to work instead of taking her to Nana's house in Mexico to celebrate.
Oy, a Thai immigrant, has to decide what she will give up to fit in. What would you do if the most popular girl demanded that you bring or special dress to school, or else?

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF CAROLYN MARSDEN


I've always loved to write. As a teen I wrote short stories and novellas, then added poetry when I was in my twenties. When I started to write for children after my own children were born, I developed a genre of my own-- rather short, multicultural and historical fiction set all over the world. Lately, I've been experimenting with genres that don't come naturally to me, but which I find exciting. I just completed a draft of a YA fantasy set in 16th century Thailand. I'm also hard at work (very hard at work!) on a YA sci fi that takes place in the far future. I'm writing this novel in collaboration with author/​illustrator Andrea Zimmerman. Both these projects have stretched me as a writer.

SOME NEW ART!






If you go to ABOUT ME, you will see some of my new paintings.

The White Zone in Spanish















Please look below for helpful links including my e-mail and the teacher's guide for my Candlewick books.

I had fun assembling images that wouldn't usually be found together. If you look closely, you can see sewing patterns.

This is made out of a map. Once I had a rough image, I embellished it with this and that.

This painting was inspired by one of Picasso's photos. I used mainly found objects from the alley behind the art studio.