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Rita Williams-Garcia


USA flag (1957 - )

Rita Williams-Garcia, author of Like Sisters on the Homefront, was born in Queens, New York. Because her father was in the military her family traveled to Seaside, California. Ms. Williams-Garcia says that she learned to read at the age of two and had read almost all of Dr. Seuss' and Bennett Serfs books by the time she started school. She dates her writing career from the age of four when she was making up rhymes and adventure stories about her sister, her brother, and herself.
 
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Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2011) : One Crazy Summer


Rita Williams-Garcia recommends

Tell Us We're Home (2010)
Marina Budhos
"Provocative to the end."

Nice and Mean (2010)
Jessica Leader
"Achieves that pitch-perfect human voice. A delicious read."

The Other Half of My Heart (2010)
Sundee T Frazier
"One luminous pearl of a sister story."

Purple Daze (2011)
Sherry Shahan
"Shahan's PURPLE DAZE puts us on the front lines of funky times, from Los Angeles to Da-Nang. A far out, implosive, psychedelic trip that ends in indictment. This is spectacular."

A Trick of the Light (2013)
Lois Metzger
"Lois Metzger's deeply interior story sheds necessary light on an otherwise unspoken pain. A must-read."

45 Pounds (2013)
K A Barson
"Deliciously relatable, with a lot of laughter on the side."

Spirit's Key (2014)
Edith Cohn
"As COMPELLING as it is INVENTIVE, Edith Cohn's Spirit's Key dangles magical charms before the reading mind. SURELY A NEW CLASSIC."

Little White Lies (2016)
Brianna Baker
"Millennial mayhem and magic."

The Distance to Home (2016)
Jenn Bishop
"Jenn Bishop rips the seams off this grand slammer of connections and revelations. At last, the sports story is back!."

The Silver Moon of Summer (2017)
(Silver Sisters, book 3)
Leila Howland
"The Forget-Me-Not Summer brims with hilarity and sisterly hijinks."


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