Adele Griffin

Adele Griffin

Bio

Adele Griffin’s critically acclaimed novels include The Other Shepards, Amandine and National Book Award Finalist Sons of Liberty. Her numerous awards and accolades include ALA Best Book for Young Adults,ALA Notable, CCBC Choice, IRA-CBC Children’s Choice and Bank Street Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.

Adele Griffin

Adele Griffin

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CHILDHOOD AMBITION? To be the first female baseball player in the major leagues, to win Star Search, to get my younger brothers into trouble

DESERT ISLAND BOOK? SlouchingTowards Bethlehem, The Devil Wears Prada, Running With Scissors

FAVORITE CITY? My hometown, Philadelphia

WHERE DO YOU WRITE? In a room that is never quiet enough, in a chair that is never comfortable enough, on a computer that is never interactive enough …

FAVORITE FOOD? Watermelon and feta cheese salad, mint chocolate chip gelato, fried chicken, late night sushi at Blue Ribbon, vanilla honey lattes at Sicaffe

FAVORITE SONG? Ever: U2– RUNNING TO STAND STILLThis Minute: Gnarls Barkley– CRAZY

FAVORITE ITEM OF CLOTHING? Levi’s that I purchased before my senior year of college, worn them at least twice a week ever since, so frayed they’ve had to be repaired multiple times, Splendid T-Shirt

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? Getting my braces off, successfully adding an inch to my driver’s license

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT? Any and all moments involving roller blades

SMARTEST THING YOU EVER DID? In high school, I did not let my friend Stephie trim my hair with her robo-cutting “Flowbee” device. But the dumbest thing I ever did happened that same year, when I bleached my hair so blonde it fell out, and so I had to get it all chopped off anyway.

LIFE MOTTO? “Panic is not your friend”– Dr. Meredith Grey; “Shopping is my cardio” – Carrie Bradshaw

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