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Deborah Wiles

American children's writer

1953   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Vermont College of Fine Arts
occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer

Deborah Wiles (born May 5, 1953, Mobile, Alabama, United States) is an award-winning children's book author. Her second novel, Each Little Bird That Sings, was a 2005 National Book Award finalist. Her documentary novel, Revolution, was a 2014 National Book Award finalist. Wiles received the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship in 2004 and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award in 2005. Her fiction centers on home, family, kinship, and community, and often deals with historical events (Freedom Summer/Civil Rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War), social justice issues, and childhood reactions to those events, as well as everyday childhood moments and mysteries, most taken directly from her childhood. She often says, "I take my personal narrative and turn it into story."
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Each Little Bird That Sings

novel by Deborah Wiles

author: Deborah Wiles


Freedom Summer

book by Deborah Wiles

author: Deborah Wiles
illustrator: Jerome Lagarrigue


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