Katherine Applegate


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in Michigan, The United States
October 09, 1956

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Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, the award-winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.

Katherine has written three picture books: The Buffalo Storm; The Remarkable True Story of Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla (often used as a companion book to The One and Only Ivan for younger readers); and Sometimes You Fly (publishing in spring, 2018). For beginning readers, Katherine wrote Roscoe Riley Rules, a seven-book series.

With her husband, Michael Grant, Katherine co-wrote
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Crenshaw

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Wishtree

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Home of the Brave

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“Memories are precious ... they help tell us who we are.”
Katherine Applegate, The One and Only Ivan

“Yes," he said. "You were strong. You were brave. You were good. You mattered.”
Katherine Alice Applegate, The Beginning

“You can't have real pain without real love. You can't feel grief and loss and hurt without real love. Love is the only way you can ever be really hurt deep down.”
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Wishtree by Katherine Applegate (write-in)
 
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Forget Me Not (write-in)
 
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Lemons by Melissa Savage or Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry (write-in)
 
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Lemons (write-in)
 
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Wish tree (write-in)
 
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Genevieve's War by Patricia Reilly Giff (write-in)
 
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Wishtree by Applegate
 
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Skeleton Tree (write-in)
 
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