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Laurel Snyder


Laurel Snyder is a poet, essayist, and author of picture books and novels for children, including Orphan IslandThe Longest Night, Bigger than a Bread Box, and Seven Stories Up. She is also the editor of the nonfiction anthology Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Atlanta with her family and can be found online at

Works by Laurel Snyder

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