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Shawn Goodman

SHAWN GOODMAN is a writer and a school psychologist. His experiences working in several New York State juvenile detention facilities inspired him to write. He has been an outspoken advocate for juvenile justice reform and has written and lectured on issues related to special education, foster care, and literacy. Shawn lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and children. Visit him at ShawnGoodman.com.


Author Bookshelf

Something Like Hope

By: Shawn Goodman

Seventeen-year-old Shavonne has been in juvenile detention since the seventh grade. Mr. Delpopolo is the first counselor to treat her as an equal, and he helps her get to the bottom of her self-destructive behavior, her guilt...

This Way Home

By: Wes Moore with Shawn Goodman

One young man searches for a place to call home in this gut-wrenching, honest novel from New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore with Shawn Goodman.

Elijah Thomas knows one thing better than anyone around...

Kindness for Weakness

By: Shawn Goodman

In an environment where kindness equals weakness, how do those who care survive?


A Tayshas Reading List Pick
An  ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
 
“Shawn Goodman takes us inside...