Elana K. Arnold

Finalist, 2017 National Book Awards

Elana K. Arnold is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of many books for and about children and teens. Her novel Damsel was a Michael L. Printz Honor book and her novel What Girls Are Made Of was a Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the California Book Award.
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What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold book cover
ISBN 9781512410242 Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner Publishing Group

When Nina Faye was fourteen, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now she'll do anything for the boy she loves, to prove she's worthy of him. More about this book >

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Elana K. Arnold

Elana K. Arnold is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of many books for and about children and teens. Her novel Damsel was a Michael L. Printz Honor book and her novel What Girls Are Made Of was a Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the California Book Award. She teaches at the Hamline University MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives with her family and pets in Southern California.

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