“History ain’t in a book, especially when it comes to folks like us. History is in the
lives we lived and the stories we tell each other about those lives.”


T.R. Simon

T.R. Simon is a children's book writer. Her first book, Zora and Me, co-authored with Victoria Bond, won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent and was nominated for an Edgar Award in the category of Juvenile Fiction. Her second book, Oskar and the Eight Blessings, co-authored with her husband Richard Simon and illustrated by Mark Siegel, won the National Jewish Book Award for Children's literature. Her latest book, Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground, a Junior Library Guild Selection, was nominated for an Edgar and won a Whippoorwill Book Award for Rural Children's Literature.

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