Rebecca Stead

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Birthday
16, 1968
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1968 (age 51)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Known best for her 2010 Newbery Medal-winning children's novel, When You Reach Me. She also received the 2013 Guardian Prize for her young adult novel Liar & Spy.

Before Fame

After graduating from Vassar College in 1989, she attended law school and went on to work as a public defender. She published her debut children's work, First Light, in 2007.

Trivia

Reviews of When You Reach Me that highly praised Stead's writing style appeared in both the New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

Family Life

She has two sons with lawyer and husband Sean O'Brien.

Associated With

She filled her acclaimed novel When You Reach Me with references to Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's science fiction novel, A Wrinkle In Time.