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    Laura Ruby


    Laura Ruby writes fantasy, mystery, and contemporary realistic fiction for young readers. Her latest YA novel, Bone Gapwon the 2016 Michael L. Printz Awardwas a finalist for a 2015 National Book Award and has received four starred reviews, an ALA BFYA nomination, an Earphones Award from Audiofile Magazine, and raves in the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Other novels for teens and tweens include Good Girls (2006), Bad Apple (2009), Lily’s Ghosts (2003), and The Wall and the Wing (2006). She is also the author of short fiction for adults and published an interconnected collection of stories, I’m Not Julia Roberts (2007), which was featured in People, Redbook, Working Mother, and USA Today. Her books have been cited on numerous “Best” lists, including Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age, the Center for Children's Books Best Books of the Year List, Book Sense Picks, and Popular Paperbacks; have won awards such as the Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award, the Sunshine State Book Award, and The Friends of American Writers Award; and have been nominated for both the Edgar Award and the Carnegie Medal. 

    She is a frequent presenter and regularly teaches workshops at the Highlights Foundation. Originally from New Jersey, Laura now lives in the Chicago area with her husband.

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  • Accomplishments


    Bone Gap
    Balzer + Bray

    Lily's Ghosts

    The Chaos King

    The Wall and the Wing

    Bad Apple

    Play Me

    Good Girls

    I'm Not Julia Roberts
    Warner Books

    Everything I Wanted to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume