Nora Raleigh Baskin

Nora Raleigh Baskin is the author of thirteen novels for young readers and a contributor to two story collections. She has won several awards including the 2010 ALA  Schneider Family Book Award for Anything But Typical.  A  2001 Publishers Weekly Flying Start, Nora has published short stories and personal narrative essays which have appeared in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and The Writer Magazine. She has taught creative writing to both children and adults for over fifteen years with such organizations as SCBWI, The Unicorn Writers Conference, the Highlights Foundation, Gotham Writers Workshop and The Fairfield County Writer’s Workshop. She often speaks at schools and libraries across the country and abroad on the healing power of writing, in any form.  Ruby on the Outside, her latest middle grade novel, was recently awarded the International Literacy Association’s  2016 Notable Books for a Global Society. Nine/Ten: A September 11 Story was published in June and received a starred review from Kirkus and accolades from the New York Times Book Review. You can see more about Nora’s titles at or follow her @noraraleighb

Nora teaches Writing for Children and Teens. Learn more about her at or visit her author page on Amazon here.