Rita Williams-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels for young adults and middle grade readers and two picture books—including most recently released BOTTLE CAP BOYS DANCING ON ROYAL STREET. Her most recent middle grade titles GONE CRAZY IN ALABAMA, P.S. BE ELEVEN, and ONE CRAZY SUMMER, have been named Coretta Scott King Author Award winners. She has also been named a National Book Award Finalist, Scott O’Dell Award, and a Newbery Honor recipient. Ms. Williams-Garcia resides in Jamaica, Queens, New York.