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Barbara O'Connor

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Barbara O'Connor's awards include the Parents Choice Gold and Silver Award, American Library Association Notable Books, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, School Library Journal Best Books, and Kirkus Best Books. Her books have been nominated for children's choice awards in 38 states and voted as a state favorite by children in South Carolina, Indiana, Kansas, and South Dakota.

Barbara was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She draws on her Southern roots to write award-winning books for children in grades 3 to 6.

Genres: Children's Fiction
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Barbara O'Connor recommends
Gut Reaction (2024)
Kirby Larson and Quinn Wyatt
"Gut Reaction is a much-needed and important book for everyone: those suffering with Crohn's disease, their family and friends who want to help them, and for all the rest who need to understand. Written with the voice of authenticity by a mother/daughter team who know firsthand the effects of this painful and often embarrassing disease. Toss in a handful of lovable and diverse characters and an edge-of-your-seat cooking competition and Gut Reaction is a recipe for success."
The Gilded Girl (2021)
(Gilded Magic, book 1)
Alyssa Colman
"When I turned the last page, the first word that came to mind was wow, followed quickly by fabulous, fresh, fast-paced and fun. This book is pure magic."
The Comeback (2021)
E L Shen
"Deftly weaving ice skating, middle school angst, and racism, The Comeback will have you rooting for Maxine from beginning to end. This one is a total winner."

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