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Author Spotlight

"Alyson Gerber is the critically acclaimed author of books BRACED, FOCUSED, and now TAKING UP SPACE. Her novels follow middle-grade heroines adapting to scoliosis, ADHD, disordered eating, and more. Her books have created a safe haven for millions of readers - young and old - who see reflections of themselves within the pages. Alyson Gerber's newest book, TAKING UP SPACE, is a powerful novel about Sarah, a middle school girl, and Sarah's experiences with disordered eating."

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Author Spotlight: Janae Marks

"Our April spotlighted author grew up in NYC, dabbled in musical theatre, bakes some amazing cupcakes, and wrote a novel about a spirited girl who tries to get her dad out of prison. Who is it? It's..."

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Author Spotlight: Carrie Berk

Ever wondered what it's like to be an influencer, model, dancer, and author all before the age of 21? In this Author Spotlight, social media phenomenon Carrie Berk dishes on scheduling, planning out your story, and lots and lots of cupcakes! 

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"I am so pleased to announce that the first Author Spotlight on the new site is . . . the amazing Alan Gratz! *cue the fanfare*. Alan Gratz is the author of the ever popular books..."

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Author Spotlight

"Joanna Rakoff is the award-winning novelist, poet, and freelance journalist who penned the memoir My Salinger Year that has readers and critics alike raving. Her beautifully written memoir is not of the trashy tell-all material. Instead, she has given us an artful coming-of-age tale that appeals to all generations."

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Author Spotlight: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

"Our February spotlighted author has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for her award-winning duology, lives on a 52-acre farm, has published 17 and counting books, and owns way too many cats! It's Kimberly Brubaker Bradley!"

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"Our February 2019 Author Spotlight writer is the five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary award and award-winning teacher Sharon M. Draper!"

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Author Spotlight: Susan Maupin Schmid

"This month's spotlighted author loves libraries, magical books, and dresses. Need I say more? Susan Maupin Schmid is the author of the 100 Dresses series. The first book, If The Magic Fits, follows Darling Dimple, a worker in the palace who discovers a closet full of magical dresses..."

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Author Spotlight: Chris Grabenstein

"Our June spotlighted author is the mastermind behind the Lemoncello series, co-author of I Funny, and more, as well as someone who has worked with Robin Williamson and has a cat named Phoebe Squeak. Who is this fabulously creative person whose apartment was featured in the New York Times, you ask?"

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"Ladies and gentleman, your January spotlighted author . . . Michelle Falkoff! Michelle, the author of Pushing Perfect, Questions I Want to Ask You, and more..."

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