is a New York Times
-bestselling author, educator, and activist. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together
received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor. Her books include Ways to Make Sunshine
, Some Places More Than Others
, This Side of Home
, What Momma Left Me
, Betty Before X
, cowritten with Ilyasah Shabazz, and Watch Us Rise
, cowritten with Ellen Hagan, as well as two acclaimed picture books: A Place Where Hurricanes Happen
and Harlem’s Little Blackbird
, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Renée grew up in Portland, Oregon, and splits her time between Portland and New York City.
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