Young adult author Amy Goldman Koss is promoting her latest book, The Not-So-Great Depression, with a book club discussion and signing at Book Beat on Thursday, August 12, from 7-8:30 pm. Goldman Koss is the author of Poison Ivy and Side Effects. In The Not-So-Great Depression a young 9th-grade girl deals with the economic repression when her mother gets laid off, friends lose their homes and other realistic situations occur that might sound familiar. The book club discussion is for children ages 10 and up, they can pick up the book any time before the signing.
Amy Goldman Koss is a Detroit / Southfield native who has written several books of fiction for young adults including, The Girls, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and The Cheat. Amy Goldman Koss currently lives in Glendale, CA with her family. Check out her website www.amygoldmankoss.net.
“While this background is serious, the story has a lot of humor and a bit of romance. Jacki’s relationship with her supportive friend Emily is both realistic and admirable, but the interactions between Jacki and her family members take center stage. This novel offers readers likable characters and a personal narrative of economic woes. It will keep them turning the pages.” Review from the School Library Journal