Writing for younger readers is both fun and challenging. The writer must acknowledge the complex inner lives of these readers, while achieving a swift clarity. We’ll study examples of some of the best books in literature and do in-class exercises to get you started on your book or revise work already in progresss. Lewis Buzbee is the author of novels for younger readers, including The Haunting of Charles Dickens, winner of the Northern California Book Award and nominated for an Edgar. His Steinbeck’s Ghost won the Beatty Award from the California Library Association. His new books include Bridge of Time and The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. He teaches in the MFA Program in Writing at the University of San Francisco.