Name Joan Abelove
Education Barnard College
Genre Young-adult fiction
|Born 1945 (age 69–70)New York, United States|
Alma mater Barnard College, City University of New York (PhD)
Notable works Go and Come BackSaying It Out Loud
Books Go and come back, Saying it out loud, Sag es, sag es laut.
Go And Come Back
Joan Abelove (born 1945) is an American writer of young adult novels. She attended Barnard College and has a PhD in cultural anthropology from the City University of New York. She spent two years in the jungles of Peru as part of her doctoral research and used the experience as background for her first novel, Go and Come Back (1998). Go and Come Back, about a young Peruvian girl's encounter with anthropologists, earned numerous awards and citations, including a "Best Books for Young Adults" selection of the American Library Association and "Book Prize Finalist" selection of the Los Angeles Times. Her second book, Saying It Out Loud, is about a Jewish girl coming to terms with her mother's death from brain cancer.
She now lives in New York City with her husband and son.