New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
Rita Williams-Garcia's picture

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.
 
Series
thumbthumbthumb
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2011) : One Crazy Summer


Rita Williams-Garcia recommends
thumb
Tell Us We're Home (2010)
Marina Budhos
"Provocative to the end."
thumb
Nice and Mean (2010)
Jessica Leader
"Achieves that pitch-perfect human voice. A delicious read."
thumb
The Other Half of My Heart (2010)
Sundee T Frazier
"One luminous pearl of a sister story."
thumb
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."
thumb
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."
thumb
45 Pounds (2013)
K A Barson
"Deliciously relatable, with a lot of laughter on the side."
thumb
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."
thumb
Little White Lies (2016)
Brianna Baker
"Millennial mayhem and magic."
thumb
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!."
thumb
American Street (2017)
Ibi Zoboi
"Zoboi's nascent storytelling gifts ensnare from page one. To this spellbinding voice of the next generation, I bow."
thumb
Aftercare Instructions (2017)
Bonnie Pipkin
"Bonnie Pipkin presents more than a novel, but a confident and exciting writing career."
thumb
The Silver Moon of Summer (2017)
(Silver Sisters, book 3)
Leila Howland
"The Forget-Me-Not Summer brims with hilarity and sisterly hijinks."
thumb
Two Naomis (2018)
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick
"Rhuday-Perkovich and Vernick hit all the right sister notes with hilarity and heart. Hopefully we have not heard the last of these two Naomis."

Visitors to this page also looked at these authors