Katherine Paterson is an award-winning and beloved author who has written dozens of works for children and young adults, including Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, Come Sing, Jimmy Jo, Bread and Roses, Too, and most recently, My Brigadista Year. She is a vice-president of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance and a member of the board of trustees for Vermont College of Fine Arts.
In 2019, Katherine received the E.B. White Award, given once every two years by the American Academy of Art and Letters “in recognition of an exceptional lifetime body of work.” She is also an honorary lifetime member of the International Board of Books for Young People, an Alida Cutts lifetime member of the United States Board on Books for Young People, and was the 2010-2011 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She lives in Barre, VT.