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Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos is the author of over fifty books for children from the “Rotten Ralph” picture books, collections of “Jack Henry” short stories, upper elementary and middle school “Joey Pigza” novels, the “Norvelt” novels, and young adult novels: Love Curse of the Rumbaughs, Desire Lines, and a memoir, Hole in My Life. His work can lead readers from the cradle to the grave, and if you want to write your own books read Writing Radar, his book for writers that includes his entire kit of writing tips.

Mr. Gantos was a professor at Emerson College where he developed the Masters Degree Program in Children’s Literature, Writing and Publishing. He now spends his time writing and is an active speaker at book and literacy conferences, schools and libraries. His works have received a Newbery Award, Scott O’Dell Award, Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, Sibert Honor, National Book Award Finalist and he is the 2010 recipient of the NCTE/ALAN Award for his contribution to the field of Young Adult and Children’s Literature.