Edward William Bloor
Bloor achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree at Fordham University in 1973.
Bloor studied at Notre Dame High School, New Jersey, which he graduated in 1968.
(Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick h...)
Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school, fire burn underground for years, and a lightning strike at the same time every day? The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football–star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn’t easy for Paul - until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible.
(Roberta Ritter hopes to be a journalist one day, but for ...)
Roberta Ritter hopes to be a journalist one day, but for now she's stuck working at her family's arcade in a dilapidated shopping mall. From her vantage point behind the counter, she sees all the goings-on at the mall--and some things she sees are disturbing. Racism, dirty politics, and drugs are all part of the scene. Roberta doesn't like it, but she's just a fifteen-year-old - so what can she do? Roberta is surprised to find out just how much power she does have. To hone her journalistic skills, she begins to investigate hate crimes at the mall. In the process, she uncovers some shocking information concerning her own mother's death. And as she learns to stand up for herself and the truth, Roberta becomes the kind of person who makes things happen - a crusader.
(George and Kate are promised the finest education when th...)
George and Kate are promised the finest education when they transfer to the Whittaker Magnet School. It boasts the highest test scores in the nation. But at what price? Their school's curriculum is focused on beating standardized tests; classes are held in dreary, windowless rooms; and students are force-fed noxious protein shakes to improve their test performance. Worst of all, there seems to be a demon loose in the building - one whose murderous work has only just begun. A bitterly funny satire about the state of modern education from the author of Tangerine and Crusader. Includes a reader's guide and an author's note.
(Martin Conway comes from a family filled with heroes and ...)
Martin Conway comes from a family filled with heroes and disgraces. His grandfather was a statesman who worked at the US Embassy in London during WWII. His father is an alcoholic who left his family. His sister is an overachieving Ivy League graduate. And Martin? Martin is stuck in between - floundering. But during the summer after 7th grade, Martin meets a boy who will change his life forever. Jimmy Harker appears one night with a deceptively simple question: Will you help? Where did this boy come from, with his strange accent and urgent request? Is he a dream? It's the most vivid dream Martin's ever had. And he meets Jimmy again and again - but how can his dreams be set in London during the Blitz? How can he see his own grandfather, standing outside the Embassy? How can he wake up with a head full of people and facts and events that he certainly didn't know when he went to sleep - but which turn out to be verifiably real? The people and the scenes Martin witnesses have a profound effect on him. They become almost more real to him than his waking companions. And he begins to believe that maybe he can help Jimmy. Or maybe that he must help Jimmy, precisely because all logic and reason argue against it. This is a truly remarkable and deeply affecting novel about fathers and sons, heroes and scapegoats. About finding a way to live with faith and honor and integrity. And about having an answer to the question: What did you do to help?
(The rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer,...)
The rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and kidnapping has become a major growth industry in the United States. The children of privilege live in secure, gated communities and are escorted to and from school by armed guards. But the security around Charity Meyers has broken down. On New Year's morning, she wakes and finds herself alone, strapped to a stretcher, in an ambulance that's not moving. She is amazingly calm - kids in her neighborhood have been well trained in kidnapping protocol. If this were a normal kidnapping, Charity would be fine. But as the hours of her imprisonment tick by, Charity realizes there is nothing normal about what's going on here. No training could prepare her for what her kidnappers really want and worse, for who they turn out to be.
(Memory Lane, America’s most popular new theme park, promi...)
Memory Lane, America’s most popular new theme park, promises to provide its guests with “golden memories.” Choose any week - from 1950 to the present - and Memory Lane will recreate it for you in amazing detail: the foods, the clothes, the TV shows, even the schools. You will soon forget about the present and start living in the past. But is that a good idea? Alice hopes Memory Lane will provide a week of personal healing and of family bonding. Instead, Alice and her cousins Patrick and TJ find themselves struggling with a pair of psychotic bullies, and with the pain of young love, and with a shocking family secret that was, perhaps, better left buried in the past. Smart, funny, and frightening, Memory Lane is Edward Bloor’s most powerful and insightful novel to date.
(James Porter was a freshman in high school in 1967-1968. ...)
James Porter was a freshman in high school in 1967-1968. That was the year when his all-white soccer team got assaulted by the fans and players of all-black teams. It was the year when angry, disenfranchised blacks went out of their way to “bump” whites on the streets of Trenton, New Jersey. And finally, in the spring and summer, it was the year when all hell broke loose. Trenton and over 125 other American cities exploded into rioting, burning, and looting following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Seven years after those riots, James returns to attend a high school reunion. He hopes to re-connect with old friends, and some enemies, and with the girl who got away. He re-lives the events of that summer, long buried in his memory. He searches for answers to what really happened to his family, to his classmates, and to his city behind the smoke and confusion of that tumultuous time in American history.
(Candlemas Eve begins in 1880 in the north of England, in ...)
Candlemas Eve begins in 1880 in the north of England, in the smoke and fire of the Industrial Revolution. Jack and Celeste Potter find themselves orphaned in a world that is unforgiving to the poor and the friendless. As a result, they embark on separate journeys - Jack emigrating to America to make his fortune, and Celeste staying behind to survive as best she can. Candlemas Eve is the prequel to Edward Bloor’s Summer of Smoke, a novel describing America’s tumultuous race riots in the spring and summer of 1968. Edward Bloor is the author of Tangerine, London Calling, and other award-winning novels for young adults.
Bloor studied at Notre Dame High School, New Jersey, which he graduated in 1968. He achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree at Fordham University in 1973.
After graduation Bloor worked for three years at Florida public schools. In 1986 teaching led him to a job in educational publishing, where he was required to read young adult novels all day long. That inspired Bloor to start writing young adult novels himself. His first novel Tangerine was published in 1997.
(Roberta Ritter hopes to be a journalist one day, but for ...)1999
(The rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer,...)2008
(Memory Lane, America’s most popular new theme park, promi...)2010
(Candlemas Eve begins in 1880 in the north of England, in ...)2017
(George and Kate are promised the finest education when th...)2001
(Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick h...)1997
(Martin Conway comes from a family filled with heroes and ...)2006
(James Porter was a freshman in high school in 1967-1968. ...)2014
Edward Bloor is a Catholic and he even created a Catholic setting for his novel London Calling.
“You get as many chances as you want; as many as you dare to make for yourself.”
“Remember that, lad, if you never remember anything else. We all touch each other's lives, for better or for worse. So say the things you have to say to people while you still have the chance.”
“I had no night terrors. Maybe when your real life becomes the terror, there's just nothing left to dream about.”
Edward Bloor married Pamela Dixon on August 4, 1984. They have two children: a daughter Amanda Kristin and a son Spencer Dixon.