"I have to peel through all these outer layers to find the real me", writes this 15-year-old mother's helper as she helps the members of a New York City family deal with serious problems. A Publisher's Weekly Flying Start Author. Targeted media.

I Am an Artichoke 1996, Laurel Leaf Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780440219903

Mass-market paperback

I Am an Artichoke 1995, Holiday House, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780823411504