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Rita Williams-Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia


Rita Williams-Garcia is the bestselling author of novels for young adults and middle grade readers — including Clayton Byrd Has Gone Underground and her trilogy about the Gaither sisters (One Crazy Summer, PS Be Eleven, and Gone Crazy in Alabama). Many of her books are rooted in our recent American history and all her stories brim with the authentic voices of young people. Her novels have received numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award, National Book Award Finalist, Newbery Honor Book, and Scott O’Dell Prize for Historical Fiction. In this interview, you’ll learn about the origins of One Crazy Summer, why Williams-Garcia always does deep research for her books, and what she does to push through writer’s block (it might surprise you!).

Books by this author

A Sitting in St. James

A Sitting in St. James

Rita Williams-Garcia
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Blue Tights

Blue Tights

Rita Williams-Garcia
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
1988
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Rita Williams-Garcia
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2017
Like Sisters on the Homefront

Like Sisters on the Homefront

Rita Williams-Garcia
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
1995
no-laughter-here

No Laughter Here

Rita Williams-Garcia
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2003
one crazy summer

One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2010
P.S. Be Eleven

P.S. Be Eleven

Rita Williams-Garcia
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2013