Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal, Letters from Rifka, Brooklyn Bridge, Phoenix Rising, Sable and Lavender. In addition to the Newbery, she has received honors including the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award, the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award and the Christopher Award, and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.
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Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Has lived in Vermont since 1976.
Karen says, "I love so many books and authors...but when I'm pushed to answer this question I have to say I'm extremely fond of Tuck Everlasting."
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