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Children's Book Writer Derrick Barnes

Children's book author Derrick Barnes has just released the first two books in his new series called Ruby and the Booker Boys. For Barnes, who lives in Kansas City, writing this new series for second and third graders was a big change from the young adult books he'd been writing.

Kansas City, MO – Derrick Barnes spoke with KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross in 2007, and they talked about his book The Making of Dr. Truelove, which deals very frankly about teenagers and sex. But even then, he was already working on this new series for younger readers.

Derrick Barnes' books Brand New School, Brave New Ruby and Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme were published by Scholastic.

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