Debby Dahl Edwardson
Debby Dahl Edwardson lives and writes from Utqagvik, Alaska. Her picture book, Whale Snow was named an NCSS/CBC Notable, a Banks Street Best, Independent Publishers, Best Picture Book of the Year and an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society. Her first novel, Blessing’s Bead was selected by the Junior Library Guild and named an ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults and a Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth. Her most recent novel My Name is Not Easy was a finalist for the National Book Award. She teaches at Ilisagvik College, Alaska’s only tribal college.