|Pen name Jack Early|
Name Sandra Scoppettone
Genre Young Adult, Mystery
|Notable works Suzuki Bean, Happy Endings Are All Alike, Trying Hard to Hear You, Everything You Have Is Mine|
Notable awards Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Award (1972), Shamus Award of the Private Eye Writers of America.
Awards Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel
Nominations Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
Books Happy Endings Are All Ali, Suzuki Beane, Late Great Me, Trying hard to hear you, Everything You Have Is Mine: A
Sandra Scoppettone (born June 1, 1936, Morristown, New Jersey) is an American author whose career spans the 1960s through the 2000s. She is known for her mystery and young adult books.
She wrote Suzuki Beane (1961 with illustrator Louise Fitzhugh.)
She came out as a lesbian in the 1970s. Her book Happy Endings Are All Alike (1978) was one of the earliest young-adult books to depict a lesbian relationship; it was chosen by the American Library Association for its "Best Books for Young Adults" list.