• A. B. (Anne Bryan) Westrick grew up in Pennsylvania and later moved with her husband to Virginia where she spent hours walking Richmond’s brick streets, wondering how her Southern ancestors had fared during and after the Civil War. Her novel BROTHERHOOD (Viking Children’s 2013/Penguin Random House) grew from those wonderings.
    BROTHERHOOD made YALSA’s 2014 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults and won the Jefferson Cup, Housatonic, Jane Addams Honor, and NCSS Notable Trade Book Awards. BROTHERHOOD was also a Junior Library Guild selection and nominated for the Oregon Reader’s Choice (2015-16) and Virginia Reader’s Choice (2016-17) Awards. Anne has been a teacher, paralegal, literacy volunteer, administrator, and coach for teams from Odyssey of the Mind to the Reading Olympics. A graduate of Stanford University and Yale Divinity School, she received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2011. She and her family live near Richmond, VA, and she teaches in Western Connecticut State University’s low-residency MFA program in writing. 


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