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Melanie Weiss

Children’s and Young Adult Author

Oliver's Birthday and the Robin's Nest (ages 5-9)


This sweet, engaging tale tells Oliver’s story of friendship, selflessness, respecting nature, and how making a change, even an unwanted one, can lead to surprises and rewarding results. 

"It was a great lesson for Oliver to understand that sometimes we must change our plans to accommodate others ... It was fun to watch the children experience the birth of those baby robins and learn about how they grow until they fly away." -- Deanne, My Book Shelf

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SPOKEN (ages 12+)



Winner of a 2019 Readers' Favorite Book Award for Young Adult - Social Issues

Spoken is a heartfelt coming-of-age story that captures how the honesty of performance poetry binds together a diverse group of high school students. 


"A finely tuned story about coming to grips with identity...It's a rare peek into a contemporary high school freshman year. "  --Author Lisa Lickel

Crossing Lines (ages 14+)


A masterful coming-of-age love story about two high school seniors struggling with different political beliefs. A smart and topical read in our country’s divided landscape.


“Weiss has crafted a book that allows all readers, not just the YA audience it’s intended for, to recognize the value of open discussion, the importance of listening, and the courage to make a change. Relatable characters and meaningful dialogue make this quick read a must read.” - Good Book Fairy

Available directly from Amazon worldwide, eBook or paperback,

or order these books through bookstores, online retailers,

and the Ingram wholesale catalogue.

Melanie Weiss lives in Oak Park, Illinois. Her debut novel, Spoken,

received a Readers’ Favorite Award for Young Adult-Social Issues.

Melanie is available for Author Visits at Schools and Libraries for grades 1 to 12.

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