Books by Rita Williams-Garcia


Rita Williams-Garcia's Newbery Honor Book, One Crazy Summer, was a winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award, a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and a New York Times bestseller. The two sequels, P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama, were both Coretta Scott King Author Award winners and ALA Notable Children's Books. Her novel Clayton Byrd Goes Underground was a National Book Award finalist and winner of the NAACP Image Award for Youth/Teen Literature. Rita is also the author of five other distinguished novels for young adults: Jumped, a National Book Award finalist; No Laughter Here, Every Time a Rainbow Dies (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book), Fast Talk on a Slow Track (all ALA Best Books for Young Adults); and Blue Tights. Rita Williams-Garcia lives in Jamaica, New York, with her husband and has two adult daughters. You can visit her online at


Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators...

Dan Santat, Yuyi Morales, et al.


Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Rita Williams-Garcia and Frank Morrison


Guys Read: Terrifying Tales

Michael Buckley, Lisa Brown, et al.


Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, et al.


Like Sisters on the Homefront

Rita Williams-Garcia


Like Sisters on the Homefront Lib/E

Rita Williams-Garcia


Every Time a Rainbow Dies

Rita Williams-Garcia



Rita Williams-Garcia


No Laughter Here

Rita Williams-Garcia


She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner

Rita Williams-Garcia, Chelsea Clinton, et al.


A Sitting in St. James Lib/E

Rita Williams-Garcia


She Persisted Audio Collection: Volume 1: Harriet Tubman;...

Chelsea Clinton, Lesa Cline-Ransome, et al.


A Sitting in St. James

Rita Williams-Garcia