Marie Marquardt

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Marie Marquardt is the author of the young adult novels, Dream Things True and The Radius of Us, with her third YA novel, Flight Season, publishing in February 2018. She is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and has been an advocate for social justice for Latin American immigrants in the South for two decades.  Dr. Marquardt has published many articles and co-authored two non-fiction books on the issues involved and has been interviewed on National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and BBC America, among many other media outlets.  She is also chair of El Refugio, a Georgia non-profit that serves detained immigrants and their families. Marie Marquardt is a proud member of the We Need Diverse Books team and lives in a busy household in Decatur, Georgia with her spouse, four children, a dog and a bearded dragon. For more information, visit:  Twitter: @MarieFMarquardt. Facebook: Instagram: @marie_marquardt