Touching Snow

Finalist, National Book Awards 2007 for Young People's Literature

Touching Snow by M. Sindy Felin book cover, 2007
ISBN 9781416917953
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
M. Sindy Felin author photo, Photo credit: Scarlett K. Anderson, 2007
M. Sindy Felin

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M. Sindy Felin’s inspiration for her debut novel, Touching Snow, came from her own experiences growing up in an immigrant household in suburban New York and from her early love of mysteries. In writing the story of Karina, a young girl navigating the waters of two cultures, Sindy relied on many real-life social issues facing fellow Haitian immigrant families in the community where she was raised and was inspired by their resiliency and ingenuity. Sindy, the first person in her family born in the United States, was also the first girl to attend college; she graduated from Wesleyan University in 1994. She currently resides outside Washington, D.C.