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When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me


by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me Resources


The Official Rebecca Stead Website

Check out author Rebecca Stead's awesome website – plenty of fun graphics.

Rebecca Stead's Blog

Want to keep up to date with the author? Check out her blogspot blog. She updates it frequently with stories about her travels and cool links to follow.

Movie or TV Productions

When You Reach Me: The Movie

Look for a version coming to the big screen.

Articles and Intervies

"Man Unable to Remember is Reunited with Fiancée," New York Times, October 2006

Read the news story that inspired Stead's time-travelling plot.

Rebecca Stead Interview, Time Out New York, July 2009

Want more? Here's another interview with Rebecca Stead.

"Summer Reading Chronicle," New York Times, August 2009

A short book review of When You Reach Me

"Tweens," Time Out New York, August 2009

A cool article by Rebecca Stead on the phenomenon known as "Tweens"

Stephen Hawking, "How to Build a Time Machine," Mail Online, May 2010

Physicist Stephen Hawking explains how one might go about building a time machine.

"The World as I See It," by Albert Einstein

This 1931 essay by the great Albert Einstein wrote ties in nicely to When You Reach Me, saying "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." We think Rebecca Stead would approve.


Rebecca Stead Interview

The author talks about her novel.

$20,000 Pyramid

Want to see what the Winner's Circle is really like?

Einstein's Big Idea

How does Einstein's theory of relativity really work? Click here to find out.

Stephen Hawking on Time Travel

Listen to the famous physicist Stephen Hawking talk about his ideas on time travel.

PBS Nova: E=Mc Squared

Listen to top physicists and academics explain Einstein's famous equation.


"Einstein's Ethics"

Here's a public radio episode of Speaking of Faith on Albert Einstein's views of the social world from Krista Tippet.

When You Reach Me Audiobook SPONSORED

Purchase and download the Audiobook from Random House Audio


Madeline L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

This is the cover of the first edition of A Wrinkle in Time. This is the copy that Miranda gets for Christmas.

Rebecca Stead

A picture of the author with some of her young fans.

Author Signature

This is Rebecca Stead's signature when she was in 6th grade, the same age as Miranda.


A Wrinkle in Time

Reading this great time-traveling adventure will help you to better understand When You Reach Me and all of it's comments about landing in a broccoli patch.

Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams

Can't get enough wacky thinking about time and space? Check out Alan Lightman.

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