Children's novelist

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Donna Gephart spent much of her childhood at the Northeast Regional Library in Philadelphia, reading books like   Mr Popper's Penguins, Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos and The Hundred Dresses. Now, she lives in South Florida with her family, where she writes, kayaks, bikes, explores parks and beaches and visits bookstores and libraries. 

Donna’s other novels are: Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, How to Survive Middle School and As If Being 12-3/4 Isn’t Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President!, which won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award.

She’s a popular speaker at schools, conferences, libraries and book festivals.  

Crucial, heart-breaking, and inspiring.

Jennifer Finney Boylan
on Lily & Dunkin'

A thoughtfully and sensitively written work of character-driven fiction that dramatically addresses two important subjects that deserve more widespread attention.

Booklist (starred)
on Lily & Dunkin'

Ben is a character kids will root for, and he’s surrounded by family and friends who help him see things will be okay, a message that may comfort readers facing similar circumstances.

Publishers Weekly on Death by Toilet Paper