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Avenging the Owl by Melissa HArt

Winner of a 2016 Oregon Spirit Award & 

a 2018-2019 OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) Selection!

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Thirteen-year old Japanese-American surfer Solo Hahn is forced to take care of injured and orphaned raptors in Oregon after he accidentally injures a neighbor with Down syndrome while pursuing the Great horned owl that carried off his kitten.

Solo is terrified of birds.

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I love literature, libraries, and owls. I like kayaking and hiking and camping all over Oregon with my husband and 10-year old daughter. I like cats, adoption, my brother with Down syndrome and my lesbian mothers. I'm particularly fond of Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. I'm Contributing Editor at The Writer Magazine, and a frequent speaker at writing conferences, festivals, libraries, and schools. In 2019, Sasquatch Books will publish my Better with Books: Diverse Fiction to Open Minds and Ignite Empathy in Children. 

Meet Oregon Author & Teacher Melissa Hart