Barbara O'Connor




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Barbara O'Connor

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Barbara O'Connor's awards include the Parents Choice Gold and Silver Award, American Library Association Notable Books, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, School Library Journal Best Books, and Kirkus Best Books. Her books have been nominated for children's choice awards in 38 states and voted as a state favorite by children in South Carolina, Indiana, Kansas, and South Dakota.

Barbara was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She draws on her Southern roots to write award-winning books for children in grades 3 to 6.

She currently lives in Asheville, NC. Her latest book is Wish, a middle grade novel published by FSG.

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Average rating: 3.86 · 12,624 ratings · 1,830 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Fantastic Secret of Owe...

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Greetings from Nowhere (Fra...

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Wish

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The Small Adventure of Pope...

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On the Road to Mr. Mineo's

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Fame and Glory in Freedom, ...

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Moonpie and Ivy

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Me and Rupert Goody

3.97 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Taking Care of Moses

3.89 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor
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Bossypants by Tina Fey
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“Well, you know, life marches on. And sometimes we have to join the parade whether we want to or not.”
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“Sometimes the trail you leave behind you is more important than the path ahead of you.”
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