Sarah Darer Littman is the critically acclaimed author of 19 middle grade and young adult novels for young people, including Backlash (Winner of the Iowa Teen Book Award and the Grand Canyon Reader Award) and Confessions of a Closet Catholic, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. As well as writing novels, Sarah teaches in the MFA program at Western CT State University, and the Yale Writers’ Workshop. She is also an award-winning columnist. Sarah lives in Connecticut, in a house that never seems to have enough bookshelves.
Praise for Sarah's Novels
“Littman pens a raw, frighteningly realistic, and absorbing look at cyberbullying and the damaging effects of airing private trauma in a public forum.”
—Publishers Weekly (Backlash)
“An intimate and powerful novel.”
—The Stamford Times (Purge)
“With well-developed characters, Littman explores growth and personal relationships alongside pain, mental illness, and social issues — showing how people can come together to heal.”
—Kirkus Reviews (Anything But Okay)
Sarah Darer Littman’s humorous presentations will have students laughing and thinking. In all of her school presentations, Sarah emphasizes how critical it is to be able to communicate well in writing no matter what career you pursue (yes, even for STEM careers!), the importance of creativity, and how revision is where the magic really happens.
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