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Richard Peck

(Richard Wayne Peck)
USA flag (1934 - )

Richard Peck is an American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature. He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder.

Peck is a private person "who is fastidious about what he allows others to know about himself. He knows, respects, and honors personal boundaries in ways that are refreshing for someone who grew up in the sixties and seventies, when every little personal thing was fair game." He currently lives in New York and splits his time between writing and traveling. Peck is an adjunct professor with Louisiana State University's School of Library and Information Sciences.
Richard Peck recommends
Miss Spitfire (2007)
Sarah Miller
"Miss Spitfire is high drama about how language unlocks the world."
Leaving Gee's Bend (2010)
Irene Latham
"Ludelphia Bennett reaffirms the human spirit and defines survival in this beautifully stitched quilt of a novel."
Ashfall (2011)
(Ashfall, book 1)
Mike Mullin
"Mike Mullin's Ashfall glows and throbs with everyday life and the business of survival in a dystopic future, after an unthinkable disaster."
Romancing the Dark in the City of Light (2015)
Ann Jacobus
"A vivid portrayal of a girl in love with love and death."
Everything Else in the Universe (2018)
Tracy Holczer
"Tracy Holczer's story is a lyric about love and loss."

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