February 10, 1930 - April 19, 2013
Last Friday, two-time Newbery medalist E.L. Konigsburg passed away. Konigsburg's career as a children's book author spanned over half a century and her books are beloved by generations of readers. Many of her books are modern classics and she was a pioneer of diversity, including characters of different races and abilities in her stories. We're sad to loose such an amazingly talented writer, but so grateful for the stories she left us. You can read more about E.L. Konigsburg's life and work at BBC News and the Huffington Post.