Jo Knowles

Author Jo Knowles recommends The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. “I chose The Chocolate War because it was the first book I read as a teen that spoke the truth to me. With its multiple points of view, I realized that everyone has a story, and it’s almost always different from the one we assume. I saw people differently, with more empathy and less judgment, and was forever changed because of it.”

The Chocolate War (Dell Publishing, 1974) is recommended for young adult readers.

Be sure to check out Knowles’ YA novel Read Between The Lines (Candlewick Press, 2015), as well as her novels Living with Jackie Chan (Candlewick, 2013) and See You at Harry’s (Candlewick, 2012).

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