Margaret Bechard

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Margaret Bechard
Margaret Bechard 7 Aug 2009.jpg
Born 1953 (age 60–61)
Chico, California
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 1990s-present
Genre Science fiction, Children's literature
Website
www.margaretbechard.com

Margaret Bechard (born 1953) is an American author of contemporary science fiction for children and young adults.

Biography[edit]

Bechard was born in 1953 in Chico, California. She received her bachelor's degree in English literature from Reed College in 1976.[1] She is married to Lee Boekelheide and they have three sons.[2] She lives in Tigard, Oregon.[3]

Bechard served as the Young People’s Literature Chair of the 2006 National Book Award Committee.[4] Her books are published in English, French, Swedish and Korean.[5] She teaches in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.[6]

Awards[edit]

Hanging on to Max, a story about a teenage father, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and School Library Journal Best Book of the Year in 2004.[3][7][8][9]

Star Hatchling, a middle grade novel, received the Eleanor Cameron award, a Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction in 1996.[3][10]

Bibliography[edit]

  • My Sister, My Science Report (1990)
  • Tory and Me and the Spirit of True Love (1992)
  • Really No Big Deal (1994)
  • Star Hatchling (1995)
  • My Mom Married the Principal (1998)
  • If It Doesn't Kill You (1999)
  • Hanging on to Max (2002)
  • Spacer and Rat (2005)

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