In Emily by Michael Bedard, a young girl lives in the house across the street from Emily Dickinson and her sister. The reclusive woman is a mystery to everyone in the town, and she is often called “the Myth.” One day, the girl’s mother is invited to play piano at the yellow house where the Dickinson sisters live, and the young girl is invited to come along. The girl slips away up the stairs and gives a gift to Emily who writes her a poem in return. A copy of this authentic poem is included in the book.