Meet the Author

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A former English teacher and attorney, Barbara Dee is the author of several middle-grade novels including Maybe He Just Likes You, Everything I Know About You, Halfway Normal, and Star-Crossed. Dee's most recent book is entitled, My in the Fish
Chelsea Clinton, New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade book It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going!, discusses her latest version for younger students, Start Now! You Can Make a Difference. Filled with climate
Shannon Messenger is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Although the Keeper of the Lost Cities books are long
Author Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction and fantasy novels for young readers. His latest book, Refugee is a YALSA 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults. This novel tells the story of three children who flee
Winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Juvenile Fiction, James Ponti told a Orlando Sentinel reporter, “I’m happy in this world of books. I love the librarians, the teachers and the kids.” Ponti has written for the Disney Ch
Stuart Gibbs has always wanted to be a writer, even writing stories in kindergarten. He also wanted to go to space, work at the zoo, and be a spy. Those career choices are reflected in his many books — from Belly Up to Spaced Out. Gibbs is know
She’s a “seeker of lost stories.” During a BookList Reader interview, Ruta Sepetys said, “I want to give voice to those who have never had a chance to tell their story.” Her books are published in over 50 countries and in 36 languages, and read
Once a reluctant reader, author Jason Reynolds never imaged that he would become a writer of books for students in middle grades. And not just a writer, a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner,
Back by popular demand is sports enthusiast and author, Fred Bowen. This former lawyer scores a win with his Sports Story Series. According to the School Library Journal: “The books in the 'Fred Bowen Sports Story' series are fast-paced, and at
Meet Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) educators who walk the talk—writing for critical acclaim as well as fun.These teacher-authors share tips for teaching literacy and writing. Alexis Rivera, a first grade teacher at Fairfax Villa Elementa
Lisa Graff, a former children's book editor, is the author of the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots, as well as Lost in the Sun, and Absolutely Almost. She also writes novels for teenagers, under the pseudonym, Isla Neal. Writing he
Sharon Draper, educator, and award-winning author, makes a return visit to the Fairfax Network. Her newest book "Stella by Starlight" received the National Council of Teachers of English 2016 Charlotte Huck Award. Selected as one of New York Ti
With over 30 novels in print, John Grisham’s top selling books include "The Firm," "A Time to Kill," "The Runaway Jury," and "The Pelican Brief." Now, Grisham is creating a court room drama series for middle school readers featuring Theodore Bo
In 2013, Loki Mulholland produced An Ordinary Hero, a documentary about his mother’s life as a civil rights activist. Joan Trumpauer Mulholland’s story, told in that award-winning film, is now a nonfiction book for children, She Stood for Freed
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