Gigi Amateau is the author of Come August, Come Freedom, a work of historical fiction for young adults (Candlewick Press, September 2012), selected by SIBA as a Fall 2012 Okra Pick. She also wrote the young adult novel, A Certain Strain of Peculiar, a 2010 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, and Chancey of the Maury River, a William Allen White Masters List title for grades 3-5. Her debut novel, Claiming Georgia Tate was selected as a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. She received a Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2012.
She was born in northeastern Mississippi and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, just outside of Richmond. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Urban Studies and Planning, she worked for nearly twenty years in Richmond's non-profit community. Gigi lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and daughter. Connect with Gigi at: www.gigiamateau.com.
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Region: Mid Atlantic (D.C./Virginia)
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