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She received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2009 for her contribution to young adult literature.
Ruta Sepetys (or Rūta Šepetys) is a Lithuanian-American writer of historical fiction. She was born on November 19, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan.
In his newest series, “Zeroes,” he collaborates with two other authors, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti, to tell the story about six California teens who have powers that set them apart from everyone else.
Jo's life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. As she searches for the truth, it becomes all too clear how much she stands to lose. But now it might be too late to stop. The past never stays buried forever. Life is dirtier than Jo Montfort could ever have imagined, and this time the truth is the dirtiest part of all.
Told in alternating points of view, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff—the greatest maritime disaster in history.