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Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars

“I love writing. I’ve pursued it with a passion.”—Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars is a Newbery Medal winner and a National Book Award winner. Her books have appeared on the best books lists of the American Library Association, School Library Journal, and American Bookseller, among others.


When she was a young girl living in Charlotte, North Carolina, Betsy Byars thought being a writer was a boring career, and never imagined she’d become an author one day. But years later, while her husband attended graduate school, Byars started writing articles for The Saturday Evening Post, Look, and other magazines. And as her family... Read More

Beans on the Roof
Written by Betsy Byars

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