Rita Williams-Garcia

Finalist, 2017 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2009 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2010 National Book Awards

Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of the Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, which 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 New York Timesbestseller.
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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia book cover
ISBN 9780062215918 Amistad / HarperCollinsPublishers

Armed with his grandfather’s brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him. More about this book >

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Jumped

ISBN 9780060760939 HarperTeen/HarperCollins

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One Crazy Summer

ISBN 9780060760885 Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

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Rita Williams-Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of the Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, which 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 New York Timesbestseller. The sequels, P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama, were both Coretta Scott King Award winners. She is also the author of six distinguished novels for young adults: Jumped, a National Book Award finalist, No Laughter HereEvery Time a Rainbow Dies (a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book), and Fast Talk on a Slow Track (all ALA Best Books for Young Adults); Blue Tights; and Like Sisters on the Homefront, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Rita Williams-Garcia lives in Jamaica, New York.

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