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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:YA Fiction



Illinois Connection

Adeyemi grew up in Homewood Flossmoor and Hinsdale. She graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in 2011.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tomi Adeyemi is the #1 New York Times-bestselling Nigerian-American author of Children of Blood and Bone. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship to study West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing on her website. She now resides in San Diego, California.

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Titles At Your Library


-- """Children of Blood and Bone""" *#1 New York Times Bestseller *Starred Review, Booklist, 2018 *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2018 *Starred Review, Kirkus, 2018 *Starred Review, VOYA, 2018 *Finalist, Kirkus Prize, 2018