Cari Best grew up in New York City, is a graduate of the City University of New York, and recieved a Master's Degree in Library Science from Drexel University, landing a job as the first librarian at the newly built headquarters of the International Reading Association in Newark, Delaware.
Her books have received many awards and accolades including a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, an Amelia Bloomer Book List selection, a Chalotte Zolotow Honor Book, and an ALA Notable, and she received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her first book.
She lives in Connecticut where she walks, gardens, laughs and reads a lot.
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