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Rita Williams-Garcia


<p>Rita Williams-Garcia’s Newbery Honor-winning novel, <em>One Crazy Summer</em>, was a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and a <em>New York Times</em> bestseller. The sequel, <em>P.S. Be Eleven</em>, was also a Coretta Scott King Award winner and an ALA Notable Children’s Book for Middle Readers. She is also the author of six distinguished novels for young adults: <em>Jumped</em>, a National Book Award finalist; <em>No Laughter Here, Every Time a Rainbow Dies</em> (a <em>Publishers Weekly</em> Best Children’s Book), and <em>Fast Talk on a Slow Track</em> (all ALA Best Books for Young Adults); <em>Blue Tights</em>; and <em>Like Sisters on the Homefront</em>, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Rita Williams-Garcia lives in Jamaica, New York, is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children & Young Adults Program, and has two adult daughters, Stephanie and Michelle, and a son-in-law, Adam.</p>

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