One Crazy Summer, a Newbery Honor Novel by Rita Williams-Garcia, was a Coretta Scott King Author Prize winner, a National Book Award finalist, a Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction winner, and a New York Times bestseller. P.S. I Love You and P.S. I Love You, are the two sequels to P.S Both Coretta Scott King Author Award winners and ALA Notable Children's Books, Be Eleven and Gone Mad in Alabama, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, her novel, was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the NAACP Image Award for Youth/Teen Fiction. Rita is also the author of five additional notable young adult novels: Jumped, a National Book Award finalist; No Laughing Here, Every Time a Rainbow Dies (both ALA Best Books for Young Adults); and Blue Tights (all Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books).
Rita Williams-Garcia has two grown daughters and resides in Jamaica, New York, with her husband. You may find out more about her at www.ritawg.com.