Debby Dahl Edwardson



My name is Debby and I am a writer. I write stories for young people.

If you haven't seen me, it's because I live far far away and do, indeed, write from the top of the world: Barrow, Alaska, to be exact, the northernmost community on the North American Continent.

I've lived here pretty much all of my adult life—thirty years (don’t do the math!) and this place and its people have shaped who I am as a writer. My husband is Inupiaq (Eskimo) and most of the stories I write are set within this cultural context. It is not the culture I was born into but it is the one I belong to, the one that has become home to me as a human being and as an artist.

As we all do, I write what I know, and through knowing it in my own way, make it my own, something

Average rating: 3.67 · 2,095 ratings · 427 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
My Name is Not Easy

3.63 avg rating — 1,815 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Blessing's Bead

3.84 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Whale Snow

4.08 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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What Book Shall We Read in November?

I have chosen books that are getting a lot of attention and were published in September and October. Feel free to add books to the list, if they were published in September and October 2011

If you get the chance, check and see what your library has before you vote.

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Breadcrumbs (write-in)
  3 votes 8.6%

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wonderstruck (write-in)
  1 vote 2.9%

35 total votes

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