Melanie Crowder is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Audacity, A Nearer Moon and Parched, as well as the forthcoming An Uninterrupted View of the Sky and Three Pennies. The author holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Colorado’s Front Range, where she has worked as an educator and advocate for at-risk youth for more than a decade.
Melanie’s books have been recognized as a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist, Bulletin Blue Ribbon, Junior Library Guild selection, YALSA Top Ten Books For Young Adults, ILA Notable Book for a Global Society, CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Colorado Book Award Finalist, Parents’ Choice Silver Medal, BookBrowse Editor’s Choice, BookPage Top Pick, and The Washington Post Best Children’s Books for April. Her work has been listed as Best Books of the Year by Bank Street College, Kirkus Reviews, The Amelia Bloomer List, New York Public Library, Tablet Magazine, A Mighty Girl, and The Children’s Book Review. Melanie is the recipient of the Arnold Adoff Award for New Voices in Poetry, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award and the Jefferson Cup.
Visit her online at www.melaniecrowder.com.