Cecilia Galante is the author of books for children, teens, and adults, including The World from Up Here and Stealing Our Way Home. Her first novel, The Patron Saint of Butterflies, won a NAIBA Book of the Year Award and was an Oprah's Book Club Teen Reading Selection, a Book Sense Pick, and a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year. In addition to teaching eighth grade English, Cecilia also teaches fiction writing at Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program. She lives in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
Praise for Stealing Our Way Home:
* Deeply empathetic. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review A heartbreaking, uplifting ode to staying true to family even in the worst of times. -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for The World from Up Here: Galante creates a realistically complex character in Wren, sensitively portraying her anxieties and her realizations about how she holds herself back. -- Publishers Weekly Galante's penned a poignant tale of self-discovery. -- Kirkus Reviews