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Individual Author Record

General Information


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Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction

Born: 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio



Illinois Connection

Warga currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jasmine Warga is an award-winning author for young adults. She briefly taught 6th grade science in Texas before going on to get her MFA in creative writing from Lesley University in Boston. There, she quickly discovered that writing for kids and teens was the perfect combination of her dual interests in storytelling and working with kids.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Other Words for Home"""

-- *Newberry Honor Book, 2020

-- *New York Times Bestseller

-- *Walter Honor for Young Readers

-- *Charlotte Huck Honor

-- *Starred Reviews, Kirkus

-- *Starred Reviews, Publishers Weekly

-- *Starred Reviews, School Library Journal

-- *Starred Reviews, ALA

-- *Starred Reviews, Horn Book


-- """My Heart and Other Black Holes"""

-- *Starred Review, Booklist