Connie King Leonard reading - Sleeping in My Jeans
Join us for an evening with Oregon author Connie King Leonard.
About the book, Sleeping in My Jeans
Sixteen-year-old Mattie Rollins has it all figured out. She’ll ace her advanced high school courses, earn a college scholarship, and create a new life for herself and her
family. There’s no time for distractions—no friends, no fun, and especially no boys. But Mattie’s brilliant plans for a better life begin to crumble after becoming
homeless, forcing her family to live in the confines of their beat-up station wagon, Ruby. Then her mother mysteriously disappears. With life against her at every turn
and fewer options every day, Mattie must learn how to live—not just survive— in these circumstances while racing to discover the truth behind their mother’s
disappearance. Mattie will have to find the strength to keep searching for her mother and to keep her dreams alive before they both slip away forever.
About the author
Connie King Leonard is a writer of books for children and teens. She holds degrees in education from Minot State University and the University of Oregon, and
she has taught both elementary and middle school. Her years teaching provided the inspiration for this novel; there are an estimated 21,000 homeless students in
the Oregon school system this year alone. Sleeping in My Jeans works to give these children a voice and a story.