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Author Leigh Bardugo Grew Up Looking for Herself in Books

We all want to see ourselves reflected in the books we read, the characters we get to know as we turn each page. The same was true for Author Leigh Bardugo as she grew up. As a non-practicing Jew and someone who became disabled later in life, she says she is not sure she has ever seen someone just like her in a book, but in some ways, she always has seen herself through characters who are tough, strong, and resilient.

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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.