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Lynne Rae Perkins


USA flag (b.1956)

Perkins was born and raised in Cheswick, Pennsylvania, a suburb fourteen miles northeast of Pittsburgh in the Allegheny River Valley. She earned her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1981. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Suttons Bay, Michigan.
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2006) : Criss Cross