Teri writes novels, short stories, essays, stories for children, and nonfiction for both children and adults.
Her children's books include The Girl From the Tar Paper School and Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face Justice. Both books were Junior Library Guild Selections. The Girl From The Tar Paper School was a California Reading Association Silver Honor book and was included in the New York Public Library's 100 children's books to read in 2014. Her first novel, Rivka's Way, was a Sydney Taylor Awards Notable Book.
Her stories and essays have appeared in publications as diverse as Education Week, Scope Magazine, The Iowa Review, The American Literary Review, and Cricket Magazine.
Teri lives in California by the beach.
Teri's books have received the following honors and distinctions:
The Girl From The Tar Paper School:
--California Reading Association Eureka Silver Honor Book Award
--Included in the New York Public Library's list of 100 books to read in 2014.
--Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (National Association of Teachers of English), Recommended Book
--A Junior Library Guild selection
--Sidney Taylor Book Awards, Notable book of 2001
--Lilith Magazine's 5th Annual Selection of Books for Young Readers
--Included in Great Books for Girls, by Kathleen Odean
--Included in Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens, by Linda R. Silver
Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice
--Junior Library Guild selection
Where to find Teri Kanefield online
Lawyers Never Lie
by Teri Kanefield
A boy on the roof. A house in shambles. A new baby. A lawsuit.
Just when Susan — an idealistic new lawyer and mother of three — thinks she’s getting it all under control, the police arrest her husband for a crime he didn’t commit.
Susan and her family struggle to put the pieces together, prepare for a courtroom showdown – and discover the reason for all those lawyer jokes.
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