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Sonya Sones is an American writer of young adult novels. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts and currently lives near the beach in Southern California. After graduating from Hampshire College she taught film at Harvard University; her other jobs have included baby clothes designer, animator, photographer, and film editor. Her style differs from most contemporary writers in that her novels are told in verse form rather than prose. This means that they each is a series of poems which, when read in order, tell a story.
Total Books: 57
Sones’s first three verse novels have won numerous awards, including a Christopher Award, the Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and a nomination for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The American Library Association has named all three verse novels Best Books for Young Adults, and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. In 2004 and 2005, the ALA included What My Mother Doesn’t Know on their list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books . In 2004, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies was chosen a Popular Paperback by the ALA and received a Cuffie Award from Publishers Weekly for the Best Book Title of the Year.
Her fourth book, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know, was published by Simon and Schuster in June, 2007. It’s the sequel to What My Mother Doesn’t Know, and picks up right where the other story leaves off, only it's told from Robin's point of view.It received a starred review in Booklist, and was chosen a Quick Pick by the American Library Association and will be in included on the California Readers high school level reading list.
Sones is married to screenwriter Bennett Tramer of Saved by the Bell. The two of them released a picture book, Violet and Winston, in Spring 2009. It is illustrated by 2006 Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka.
At the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Sones has participated in panel discussions. She was the moderator on the panel "Young Adult Fiction: Teens and Turmoil" with Gayle Forman, Jandy Nelson and Cynthia Kadohata during the 2010 event.