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Rebecca Petruck
This 2021, Rebecca Petruck is mentoring Middle Grade
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Rebecca Petruck
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Rebecca Petruck is the author of the middle grade novels BOY BITES BUG and STEERING TOWARD NORMAL, both with Abrams. BUG received a starred review from Booklist, who said it’s “…funny, perceptive, and topical in more ways than one.” It is a Minnesota Youth Reading Award nominee for 2021-2022. STEERING was an American Booksellers Association New Voices selection and Kids Indie Next List title. Petruck has an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington, and has also mentored for SCBWI Carolinas and Writing in the Margins.

Other Published Works

Steering Toward Normal (Abrams, May 2014)

Favorite Books

The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He
Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Years Mentored
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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