Gigi Amateau


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October 20, 1964

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Gigi Amateau was born in northeastern Mississippi and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, just outside of Richmond. Her first young adult novel, Claiming Georgia Tate (Candlewick Press, 2005), described as “a moving first offering” by School Library Journal, was selected as a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, Voice of Youth Advocates Review Editor’s Choice, and a Book Sense Summer Pick. It was also nominated for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Children’s Book Award and the American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults list.

Among other upcoming titles, Chancey of the Maury River will be published by Candlewick Press in May 2008.

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Turning toward fall, I give thanks for the restorative time spent this summer with family, friends, and the earth!   Always, too, I give thanks for birds. I am a secret poet and not a very good one at that. I especially like to write poemish things to remember some of the birds I see and… Continue reading Turning
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Average rating: 3.88 · 1,312 ratings · 315 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Claiming Georgia Tate

3.83 avg rating — 331 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Come August, Come Freedom: ...

3.65 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Chancey of the Maury River

4.31 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
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A Certain Strain of Peculiar

3.58 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2009
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Two for Joy

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Macadoo of the Maury River

4.21 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Dante of the Maury River

4.14 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Come August, Come Freedom (...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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Breakfast on Mars and 37 Ot...

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Chancey of the Maury River Macadoo of the Maury River Dante of the Maury River
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“Crying makes me know I'm still real and still alive.”
Gigi Amateau, Claiming Georgia Tate

“There is something easy about being alone and deciding what to do and how to do it.”
Gigi Amateau, Claiming Georgia Tate

“I close my eyes and try to find the sound of the clock in the living room. There it is, past all the voices, the plates and forks clicking, the feet walking from room to room. There is the clock, keeping up with everything as if nothing has changed at all.”
Gigi Amateau, Claiming Georgia Tate

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