Today is such a sad day. Not just for children authors but for authors every where. Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones, passed away November 15, 2013 at the age of 66 from her long battle of ovarian cancer.
This touches home so much because not because I’ve been a fan and have been reading her stories since I was a child but I share these stories with my six-year old nieces. They are obsessed with these stories and normally I wouldn’t think much about the author but reading a series you’ve come to share something with the author.
Although she is completely known for her Junie B. Jones series, Park wrote other books such as the Geek Chronicles, The Graduation of Jake Moon, Mick Harte was Here, Operations: Dump the Chump, and Ma! There is nothing to do here.
May you rest in peace Ms. Park.