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Author Bio

Selene Castrovilla

Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning YA novelist and nonfiction author. Revolutionary Friends, her third book with Calkins Creek, was a Booklist Top Ten Biography for Youth (+starred review), a Society of School Librarians International Book Award Honor Book, a California Reading Association Eureka! Honor Book, and a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year 2014. It was also an ILA recommended history book. She holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. Selene lives on Long Island with her two sons, where she writes year-round. Visit

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