Bethany Hegedus’s second novel Truth with a Capital T will debut at the 2010 Texas Book Festival. Booklist says of Truth, “Hegedus nicely blends the historic background with the contemporary strand as Maebelle’s confidence grows in this strong story about peer competition, race in a small town, and coming to terms with family history.”
Forthcoming, she has a picture book co-authored with Arun Gandhi entitled Grandfather Gandhi with Atheneum/Simon & Schuster. A feature article on Bethany’s joint school visit presentations with fellow alumna Kekla Magoon appeared in the summer issue of The Multicultural Review, a national subscription journal to schools and libraries.
Bethany’s first novel Between Us Baxters was named a Bank Street Books, Best Books of 2010 (starred) and a Top 40 Fiction Books for Young Adults by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. Bethany continues to serve as co-editor of the Young Adult & Children’s page for the VCFA literary journal Hunger Mountain and to speak at schools and libraries across the country. She can be found on the web at www.bethanyhegedus.com.