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John Corey Whaley

John Corey Whaley grew up in Louisiana and now lives in Southern California. His first novel, Where Things Come Back, was the winner of the 2012 Printz Award and the 2012 Morris Award. His second novel, Noggin, was a 2014 National Book Award finalist. His third novel, Highly Illogical Behavior, garnered rave reviews and was an NPR Best Book of 2016 and a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick for 2017.

Learn more about John Corey Whaley on his website.


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