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2010 Book Festival Author
Gennifer Choldenko

Author Biography

Gennifer Choldenko’'s first novel, Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a California Book Award winner.

Her second novel, Al Capone Does My Shirts, was a Newbery Honor Book and a School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Al Capone Does My Shirts was short-listed for the Carnegie in the United Kingdom and has been on the New York Times, Booksense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

Her most recent picture book, Louder, Lili (illustrated by SD Schindler), was published in 2007. If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period, an ALA notable recording, just came out in paperback. Her latest novel,  Al Capone Shines My Shoes—a sequel to the beloved Al Capone Does My Shirts—is a Kirkus,  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Chicago Public Library Best of the Best for 2009.  Her next novel, No Passengers Beyond This Point, is due out in January  2011. Gennifer is hard at work on the last book in the Al Capone trilogy right  now.

Gennifer’s books have been translated into 11 languages. She lives and works in the San Francisco area.

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