Rita Williams Garcia

Rita Williams Garcia breaks new ground in young people’s literature. Known for her realistic portrayal of teens of color, Williams-Garcia’s works have been recognized by the Scott O’Dell Award Committee, the Coretta Scott King Award Committee, PEN Norma Klein, American Library Association, and Parents’ Choice, among others. She recently served on the National Book Award Committee for Young People’s Literature and is on faculty at Vermont College MFA Writing for Children and Young People.