Ann Rinaldi

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Ann Rinaldi (born August 27, 1934 in New York City) is an American young adult fiction author. She is best known for her historical fiction, including In My Father's House, The Last Silk Dress, An Acquaintance with Darkness, A Break with Charity, Numbering All The Bones and Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons.[1][2] She has written a total of more than forty novels, eight of which were listed as notable by the ALA. In 2000, Wolf by the Ears was listed as one of the best novels of the preceding twenty-five years, and later of the last one hundred years. She also writes for the Dear America series.

Her career, prior to being an author, was a newspaper columnist. She continued the column, called "The Trentonian", through much of her writing career. Her first published novel, Term Paper, was written in 1979.[1][2]



  • A Ride into Morning: The Story of Tempe Wick (1991)
  • A Break with Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials (1992)
  • The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre (1993)
  • Finishing Becca: A Story about Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold (1994)
  • The Secret of Sarah Revere (1995)
  • Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley (1996)
  • An Acquaintance with Darkness (1997)
  • Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South (1998)
  • The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys (1999)
  • The Staircase (2000)
  • Girl in Blue (2001), ISBN 0-439-07336-7
  • Numbering All the Bones (2002)
  • Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family (2003), ISBN 0-15-216687-4
  • An Unlikely Friendship: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley (2007), ISBN 0-15-205597-5
  • Come Juneteenth (2007), ISBN 0-15-205947-4
  • The Ever-After Bird (2007), ISBN 0-15-202620-7
  • Juliet's Moon. Graphia. 2010. ISBN 9780547258744. OCLC 299713030.
  • The Letter Writer (2008)

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Quilt Trilogy[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Ann Rinaldi" in Contemporary Authors Online. Gale. November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Vandergrift, Kay E. (January 17, 1999). "Learning about Ann Rinaldi". Rutgers University. Retrieved February 22, 2011.

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