(Coming March 15, 2016 fromĀ G.P. Putnam's Sons)

Free Verse cover

is the 2012 winner of the Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship through the PEN American Center.

The judges noted:

"Free verse is exactly the sort of thing that we wish we saw more of in young people's literature,
and Sarah Dooley is exactly the sort of author who needs and deserves this fellowship.
It is a startling book, surprising at every turn, and its exploration of poverty, trauma, and loss
deserves to be read by as wide an audience as possible."