Nora Baskin was born in Brooklyn, New York City and is Jewish. When Baskin was three, her mother committed suicide and many of her own feelings surrounding that incident have later fueled her writing. When Baskin was seven, she and her family moved to upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York. Baskin teaches writing and literature in a school. She also does writers' workshops for middle school. She lives in Weston, Connecticut with her family.

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  • Nora Baskin was born in Brooklyn, New York City and is Jewish. When Baskin was three, her mother committed suicide and many of her own feelings surrounding that incident have later fueled her writing. When Baskin was seven, she and her family moved to upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York. Her books are based on her life, with Baskin feeling as though she'd been writing about the same character much of her life. At first, Baskin began by writing fiction for adults, and had been trying to get published for around five years. During a writing course she took, a woman suggested she try writing for children and Baskin changed her target audiece. In 1999, the story she felt had been inside of her, of the "sad motherless little girl" became part of her first published novel, What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows. In her novel, Surfacing, Baskin describes grief and how for even small children a family tragedy can "scab over into guilt and blame," according to Kirkus Reviews. Baskin is the winner of the Cuffie Award from Publishers Weekly for Most Promising New Author. Her book, The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah, was a 2008 Jewish Book Council Network selection. In 2010, she won the American Library Association's (ALA) Schneider Family Award for her book, Anything But Typical. Baskin teaches writing and literature in a school. She also does writers' workshops for middle school. She lives in Weston, Connecticut with her family. (en)
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  • Nora Raleigh (en)
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  • Young adult, middle grade and children's realistic fiction.
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  • What Every Girl Knows, Anything But Typical
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  • Nora Baskin was born in Brooklyn, New York City and is Jewish. When Baskin was three, her mother committed suicide and many of her own feelings surrounding that incident have later fueled her writing. When Baskin was seven, she and her family moved to upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York. Baskin teaches writing and literature in a school. She also does writers' workshops for middle school. She lives in Weston, Connecticut with her family. (en)
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