Deborah Wiles is the author of the picture book Freedom Summer and the novels: Love, Ruby Lavender; The Aurora County All-Stars; Each Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist; and A Long Line of Cakes. She is also the author of the documentary novels Countdown; Revolution, a National Book Award Finalist; and Anthem. She has vivid memories of ducking and covering under her school desk during air-raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta, Georgia. You can visit her on the web at deborahwiles.com.
Praise for Deborah Wiles: Love, Ruby LavenderWiles has? created a timeless story of life and death, the bond between grandparent and grandchild, and the reality that, regardless, life does go on. -BooklistEach Little Bird That SingsUnique characters, inventive names, a fresh voice and an honest portrayal of life and death are a match made in heaven? a memorable tribute to the joys of living. -Kirkus Reviews