“An author with a genuine flair for narrative storytelling” (Midwest Reviews)

Beth Vrabel (BethVrabel.com) has written more than a dozen middle grade novels. “An author with a genuine flair for narrative storytelling” (Midwest Reviews), Vrabel’s work is critically acclaimed. School Library Journal refers to her novel To Tell You the Truth “an evocative tale of truth and healing… a must-purchase for all libraries” in a starred review. Kirkus Reviews describes Vrabel’s writing as full of tact and grace, and praises her richly drawn characters. A seasoned public speaker, Vrabel loves sharing stories on stage, which she has done in venues across the country, but she particularly loves meeting with aspiring writers in middle through graduate schools. She lives in Connecticut with her family, where she is an active advocate for literacy and access. Her literary honors include:
• The 2022 Connecticut Book Award for Middle Grade Fiction (“To Tell You the Truth”)
• The 2021 Housatonic Award for Middle Grade (“The Newspaper Club”)
• Junior Library Guild selections (“A Blind Guide to Normal” and “Lies I Tell Myself”)
• 2021-22 SSYRA Finalist (“The Newspaper Club”)
• 2016 International Literacy Award winner (“A Blind Guide to Stinkville”)
• Vrabel’s books have been finalists for the Mark Twain Award, Great Stone Face Book Award, the South Carolina Children’s Book Award, the Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award, the Bluestem, and Rhode Island Middle School Book Award, among others.

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Books by Beth Vrabel