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Carolyn Marsden
Carolyn Marsden grew up in Mexico City and Southern California. Although she wrote for adults for many years, she began to write for children after the birth of her daughters. She attended Vermont College and earned an MFA in Writing for Children. Her first book, The Gold-Threaded Dress,... show more



Carolyn Marsden grew up in Mexico City and Southern California. Although she wrote for adults for many years, she began to write for children after the birth of her daughters. She attended Vermont College and earned an MFA in Writing for Children. Her first book, The Gold-Threaded Dress, published by Candlewick, was a Booklist Top Ten Youth Novel of 2002. Her second novel, Silk Umbrellas, was a Texas Bluebonnet nominee and Booklist Top Ten Art Novel of 2003. Since then, Carolyn has published more award-winning middle grade chapter books with Candlewick, Viking, and Carolrhoda, almost all with multicultural themes. Starfields (Candlewick 2011), touches on the 2012 prophesy. The White Zone is set in contemporary Iraq. My Own Revolution takes place in 1960s Czechoslovakia. Carolyn lives in California with her Thai husband and two half-Thai daughters.

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The Caffeinated Diva reads... rated it 8 years ago
I picked up this book as part of an independent reading assignment for a children's literature assignment on multiculturalism. I loved it so much I wanted to share it here. A full disclaimer... in my previous life, I was a Vietnamese linguist in the US Army. Because of that, I fell in love with al...
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