Canned and Crushed

"Mrs. Belford wrote a book?"

“Mrs. Belford wrote a book?”

Canned and Crushed

Hi there, I’m Sandro. Sandro-the recycling king. Sandro-the soccer sensation. Sandro-the-hero. I see you’re thinking about reading this book. Great idea! You should definitely read about me, a kid who saves his sister’s life and the environment at the same time. A kid who kicks the championship soccer goal. A kid who’s a hometown-hero and never gets into trouble. What’s that? You say it sounds too good to be true? Well, I guess I might be exaggerating, just a little. Oh, all right. A lot. In fact, I’m not too proud about some of the things that happen in this book. You know what? I think you better put this book down. Go read Harry Potter. Now that kid was really a hero. But honestly, where would he be without his magic wand? Probably just like you and me. On second thought—go ahead, read this book. Let me know what you think.

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Soon to be Published: Crossing the Line (Working Title)

I’m excited about my new historical fiction middle grade novel to be published in the spring of 2017 by Sky Pony Press. It’s set in Bridgeport, Chicago in 1919, and told through the eyes of eleven-year-old Billy McDermott. Billy is pretty sure skin color doesn’t matter. Not when you and Foster, your fifth grade buddy and his brothers, Odelle and Emmett, are just horsing around, building a raft. But in the Red Summer of 1919, it does matter, and Billy’s misguided innocence causes Odelle’s murder, igniting Chicago’s bloodiest race riot.

Teaser: First scene in new book takes place here!

Teaser: First scene in new book takes place here!

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Bibi Belford

Hi, I’m Mac. Full name: MacBook Air. Bibi hates to talk about herself, so she asked me to write a few words on her behalf. She’s a teacher in Aurora, Illinois with a B.A. degree in English and a Masters Degree in Bilingual Literacy. When she’s not spending time with me, writing books her students might like, she’s reading books on a beach in Michigan with one of my arch enemies—Nook or Kindle, leaving me home alone in my Neoprene. She likes sunsets, snowflakes, flowers, campfires, movies with characters that make the world a better place and popcorn, which she gets all over my keys.

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