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Avi Author Study

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Emily Jiang

on 16 January 2013

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Avi Emily Jiang Biography Avi's actual name is Edward Irving Wortis and was born in 1937 in the city of New York, but was raised in Brooklyn. Avi's twin sister gave him the nickname, Avi, to him when they were little. As a child Avi was shy and not into sports. Instead he loved to read and play games of imagination. In elementary school Avi did well in science, although he was not a very good writer. Once he went into High School, he even failed all of his classes. After that, his parents put him in a small school that specialized with reading and writing. Even after those setbacks, he still wanted to become a writer. His family partially influenced this since writing was important to them. Avi wanted to prove that he could write, but it took years until he got a book published. For about 25 years, he worked first at the New York Public Library, then at Trenton State College in New Jersey. His life has been with, around, and for books. Awards Newbery Award - Crispin: the Cross of Lead Newbery Honor - True Confessions of Chrolotte Doyle Newbery Honor - Nothing but the Truth Boston Globe-Horn Book Award — True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Boston Globe-Horn Book Award — Poppy Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor — Nothing But the TruthGround Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award — The Fighting Ground Christopher Award — Encounter at Easton Book Review Bibliography "Avi author of books for children and teens." Avi. Winding Oaks. Web. 11 Jan 2013. <http://www.avi-writer.com/>. "Scholastic." Avi's Biography | Scholastic.com. Scholastic Inc.. Web. 11 Jan 2013. <http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/avi>. His life also influenced his writing a lot. Poppy
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