BOOK LIST: Melanie Crowder


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Melanie Crowder is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including AudacityA Nearer Moon and Parched, as well as the forthcoming An Uninterrupted View of the Sky and Three Pennies. The author lives with her family on Colorado’s Front Range, where she has worked as an educator for more than a decade. Melanie’s books have been awarded the Jefferson Cup, the Arnold Adoff Poetry Award, the SCBWI Crystal Kite, and the Bulletin Blue Ribbon; they have been recognized as a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist, Colorado Book Awards Finalist, Junior Library Guild selection, YALSA Top Ten Books For Young Adults, ILA Notable Book for a Global Society, Parents’ Choice Silver Medal, BookBrowse Editor’s Choice, BookPage Top Pick, and The Washington Post Best Children’s Books for April. Her work has been listed as Best Books of the Year by Bank Street College, Kirkus Reviews, The Amelia Bloomer List, New York Public Library, Tablet Magazine, A Mighty Girl, and The Children’s Book Review. Visit her online at

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ISBN: 9781481471879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

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ISBN: 9781481441490
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780544336315
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 18th, 2014