Alyson Gerber

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Alyson Gerber is the author of the critically-acclaimed, own-voices novels Braced and Focused. Her third novel Taking Up Space will be in stores on May 18, 2021. She has an MFA from The New School in Writing for Children and lives in New York City with her family.

BRACED received three starred reviews, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and has been nominated for state book awards in Oklahoma, Indiana, New Hampshire, Virginia, South Dakota, and Georgia. Alyson’s second novel, FOCUSED, about a girl caught between her love of chess and her ADHD, was picked as a best book of year by The Today Show, Kirkus Reviews, and A Mighty Girl and has been nominated for state book awards in Rhode Island, Oklahoma, and Michigan. Her latest novel, TAKING
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Braced

4.23 avg rating — 1,662 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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4.23 avg rating — 1,011 ratings — published 2019 — 6 editions
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“I guess change is pretty scary. Even if it's the good kind.”
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