Donna Freitas is the author of six novels for children and young adults, including The Survival Kit (FSG, 2011), named an ALA Best Books for Young Adults and the winner of the Bookstar Award in Switzerland, and This Gorgeous Game (FSG, 2010), also named an ALA Best Books for Young Adults, a winner of the CCBC Choice Award, and a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best winner. Her novel, The Possibilities of Sainthood (FSG, 2008), received five starred reviews and many accolades, including: an Indie Next Kids' List Great Read, Society of School Librarians International Book Award Honor Book, VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, and the Texas Lone Star Reading List. Donna has also published two middle grade companion novels with Scholastic, Gold Medal Summer (about a gymnast) and Gold Medal Winter (about an ice skater), which won a CCBC Choice Award. Her newest YA novel, The Tenderness of Thieves, was released from Penguin in May, 2015. When she isn’t writing novels for children and young adults, Donna writes nonfiction, and lectures on her research at campuses across the United States, most recently at Colby, Pepperdine, Harvard, and Yale. She lives in Brooklyn.


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