Tami Charles writes picture books, middle grade, young adult, and nonfiction. Her middle grade debut novel, LIKE VANESSA, was selected by the Junior Library Guild for its spring 2018 collection. The American Bookseller's Association also selected LIKE VANESSA for its Indies Introduce Kids List for 2018. Her picture book, FREEDOM SOUP, debuts with Candlewick Press in fall 2019. Tami had the honor of appearing on Good Morning America, where she featured a Thanksgiving version of this popular holiday soup. Tami is also the author of four more books forthcoming with Albert Whitman & Co, Candlewick, and Charlesbridge. Tami resides in New Jersey with her husband and son.
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