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Author Leigh Bardugo Found Strength in Her Disability Through Writing

Author Leigh Bardugo understands the power that mirrors and windows in books can give readers of all ages to see themselves and others more deeply. She did not realize she was doing that for herself until she finished her first draft of her Six of Crows duology. Her character, Kaz Brekker, falls and becomes disabled; she says writing Kaz gave her a different kind of swagger when she walked outside with her cane.

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Leigh Bardugo


Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. The Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and short stories that can be found in multiple anthologies.