is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt,
winner of the International Reading Association Award, Girl Wonder,
winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and Apples to Oregon,
a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt for the Night.
She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com