Joan Bauer

Joan Bauer is the author of thirteen books for young readers. She received a Newbery Honor Medal for Hope Was Here and the L.A. Times Book Prize for Rules of the Road, while Almost Home has become a fan-favorite . The Christopher Award was given to both Hope was Here and Close to Famous, which also received the Schneider Family Book Award. Joan is the recipient of numerous state awards voted by readers. School Library Journal says, "When it comes to creating strong, independent, and funny...See more