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Hope can come in many forms, and in the novel Hopscotch, it comes in the form of a hopscotch board drawn on the sidewalk leading to the entrance of a hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Despite the hospital’s cleaning crew’s efforts to remove the board, it mysteriously re-appears every day. Eventually physicians, hospital employees, and patients, including Emily, an 8-year-old fighting cancer, and Stan, an Iraqi War veteran, are drawn to this hopscotch board. Hopscotch is a story about the healing power of hope and how the simplest thing can effect and change so many lives for the better.

"Heart With Joy is a coming-of-age novel that reminds us that not everyone comes of age in the same way. Julian Hale, not quite sixteen, finds himself learning about adulthood, old age, death, his deepest passions, and most of all, what it means to love—family, friends, a girl named Tia, and himself. In his third book, Steve Cushman traces Julian’s development in straightforward, simple language and in so doing creates a remarkably vivid, attractive, credible, and memorable character who stays with the reader long after the book is closed. --Kelly Cherry, author of The Society of Friends