Janet McDonaldJanet McDonald (August 10, 1953 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer of young adult novels as well as the author of ''Project Girl'', a memoir about her early life in Brooklyn's Farragut Houses and struggle to achieve an Ivy League education. Her best known children's book is ''Spellbound'', which tells the story of a teenaged mother who wins a spelling competition and a college scholarship. The book was named as one of the American Library Association's eighty-four Best Book for Young Adults in 2002.
In addition to books, McDonald also wrote articles for publications such as ''Slate'', including one in which she paid psychic Sylvia Browne $700 for a telephone reading. McDonald was a member of Mensa, the high IQ society. Provided by Wikipedia