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Margaret Dilloway
Margaret Dilloway is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Margaret Dilloway
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Margaret Dilloway writes both fantasy and contemporary middle grade novels. Her first won the ALA’s Asian/Pacific Librarians Honor Award for Middle Grade Literature. She’s also the author of three critically acclaimed women’s fiction novels, and won the ALA’s Literary Tastes Award for Best Women’s Fiction.
A descendant of samurai and Irish-American coal miners, Dilloway often explores the intersections of class and race in her books. History usually plays a major thematic role, and Dilloway is particularly interested in epigenetics, or how our ancestors’ fates influence our own.
Dilloway lectures and conducts creative writing workshops for both children and adults. She also enjoys performing improv, baking, volunteering, and hiking. She lives in San Diego with her family, including Gatsby, a large fluffy Goldendoodle.

Favorite Books

The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Gertie's Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

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