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Individual Author Record

General Information

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Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction

Born: January 14 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Halpern is a Chicago native and currently resides in a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Halpern is a middle-school librarian and author. She is married to Matthew Cordell, an Illinois author and illustrator of children's books.


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Titles At Your Library


Awards

-- '''''Toby and the Snowflakes''''' -- *Starred review in the Center for Children's Books

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-- '''''Get Well Soon''''' -- *NAMI-NYC Metro 2007 Ken Book Award for an outstanding literary contribution to a better understanding of mental illness

-- *Kirkus Reviews Best YA Book of 2007

-- *2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

-- *IRA Young Adult Choice 2009

-- *2009 Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List

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-- '''''Into the Wild Nerd Yonder''''' -- *South Carolina Young Adult Book Award

-- *ALA Best Book for Young Adults

-- *2013 ILLINOIS READS Book

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-- '''''Have a Nice Day''''' -- *Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012

-- *Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year *YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

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-- "Girl on the Ferris Wheel"

-- *Illinois Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2022