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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Margaret Peterson Haddix  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1964 in Washington Court, Ohio


-- Website -- http://www.haddixbooks.com/
-- Margaret Peterson Haddix on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=margaret+peterson+haddix


Illinois Connection

Haddix taught at Danville Area Community College in Danville Illinois from 1991-93.

Biographical and Professional Information

Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed teen and middle-grade novels. She lives in Powell, Ohio, with her husband and two children. A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville Area Community College in Illinois. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio.


Awards

''Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphry'' - Children's Book Award, International Reading Association in 1997, and listed as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and as a 1997 Best Book for Young Adults given by the Young Adult Library Services Association. ''Running Out of Time'' - Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies for 1996 by the National Concil for Social Studies and the Children's Book Council, and listed as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and as a 1997 Best Book for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association. International Reading Associationís Childrenís Book Award American Library Association Best Book

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Among the Barons /
ISBN: 0689839065. OCLC Number: 49681456

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

In a future world of false identities, government lies, and death threats, Luke feels drawn to the younger brother of the boy whose name Luke has taken.

Among the Betrayed
ISBN: 9781442443068. OCLC Number: 869437787

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

In the third installment of Haddix's series about a futuristic society in which families are forbidden to have more than two children, Nina, a secondary character in Among the Impostors, is falsely accused of treason and imprisoned by the Population Police. Her interrogator gives her an ultimatum: either she can get three other child prisoners, illegal third-borns like Nina, to reveal who harbored them and where they got their fake identification cards, or she will be executed. Nina sees a chance to escape the prison and, taking the prisoners with her, quickly discovers their street smarts. But when their food supply runs out, Nina seeks the boy she knew as Lee.

Among the betrayed /
ISBN: 0786282797. OCLC Number: 62281731

Thorndike Press,. .

Thirteen-year-old Nina is imprisoned by the Population Police, who give her the option of helping them identify illegal "third-born" children, or facing death.

Among the brave /
ISBN: 0689857950. OCLC Number: 52335122

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

In a society that allows families to have only two children, a group of third-borns tries to save itself and others like them.

Among the enemy
ISBN: 0689857969. OCLC Number: 55138543

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In a society that allows families to have only two children, third child Matthias joins the Population Police to infiltrate their system.

Among the free
ISBN: 9780689857997. OCLC Number: 60515368

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

When thirteen-year-old Luke Garner unwittingly sets off a rebellion which sweeps the country and ousts the Population Police from power, he quickly realizes that the new regime is corrupt and he may hold the only key to true freedom.

Among the hidden
ISBN: 9781428149694. OCLC Number: 101392074

Recorded Books,. .

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another third convinces him that the government is wrong.

Among the hidden /
ISBN: 1416924981. OCLC Number: 663074390

Aladdin ;. .

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

Among the impostors
ISBN: 9780545139090. OCLC Number: 50742627

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

In a future where the law limits a family to only two children, third-born Luke has been in hiding for the entire twelve years of his life, until he enters boarding school under an assumed name and is forced to face his fears.

Amongst the imposters /
ISBN: 0099413469. OCLC Number: 47356207

Red Fox,. .

Because of Anya
ISBN: 9781442457782. OCLC Number: 1008896108

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While ten-year-old Anya faces the difficulties of losing her hair to alopecia, her classmate Keely learns how to stand up for what she knows is right.

Because of Anya /
ISBN: 0689869932. OCLC Number: 55035040

Aladdin,. .

While ten-year-old Anya faces the difficulties of losing her hair to alopecia, her classmate Keely learns how to stand up for what she knows is right. TEN-YEAR-OLD GIRLS DON'T WEAR WIGS So why is Anya wearing one? That's what Keely's friend Stef wants to know. She even wants Keely to tug on it, just to see if it's real. Keely wants to know too -- but when Anya's wig falls off in front of the whole class, Keely discovers that what she really wants is to help Anya feel better. As for Anya, she just wants her hair to grow back, but no one, not even the doctors, knows whether it ever will. How can she come to terms with her disease when she can't even look in the mirror? In this heart-tugging story of friendship, renowned author Margaret Peterson Haddix introduces readers to a young girl with alopecia areata, a life-altering disease that affects millions of people in the United States alone.

Claim to fame
ISBN: 1416939180. OCLC Number: 679993461

Simon & Schuster BFYR,. .

Sixteen-year-old Lindsay, a former child star whose career ended when she developed the ability to hear what anyone, anywhere says about her and apparently suffered a nervous breakdown, comes to see this as an asset when, after her father's death, she learns that she is not alone.

Claim to fame /
ISBN: 1416939172. OCLC Number: 263146686

Simon & Schuster BFYR,. .

Sixteen-year-old Lindsay, a former child star whose career ended when she developed the ability to hear what anyone, anywhere says about her and apparently suffered a nervous breakdown, comes to see this as an asset when, after her father's death, she learns that she is not alone.

Dexter the tough /
ISBN: 1416911707. OCLC Number: 180756335

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

A sympathetic teacher and her writing assignment help fourth-grader Dexter deal with being the new kid in school after he punches a kid on the first day.

Don't you dare read this, Mrs. Dunphrey
ISBN: 9781451759594. OCLC Number: 889896377

Simon & Schuster BFYR,. .

In the journal she is keeping for English class, sixteen-year-old Tish chronicles the changes in her life when her abusive father returns home after a two-year absence.

Don't you dare read this, Mrs. Dunphrey /
ISBN: 0689871023. OCLC Number: 55488568

Simon Pulse,. .

In the journal she is keeping for English class, sixteen-year-old Tish chronicles the changes in her life when her abusive father returns home after a two-year absence.

Double Identity
ISBN: 9781439106655. OCLC Number: 869432702

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister ... And they don't even believe I'm in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents begin acting more oddly than usual: Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his sight. Then one morning he hustles the entire family into the car, drives across several state lines -- and leaves Bethany with an aunt she never knew existed. Bethany has no idea what's going on. She's worried that her mom and dad are running from some kind of trouble, but she can't find out because they won't tell her where they are going. Bethany's only clue is a few words she overheard her father tell her aunt Myrlie: She doesn't know anything about Elizabeth. But Aunt Myrlie won't tell Bethany who Elizabeth is, and she won't explain why people in her small town react to Bethany as if they've seen a ghost. The mystery intensifies when Bethany gets a package from her father containing four different birth certificates from four states, with four different last names -- and thousands of dollars in cash. And when a strange man shows up asking questions, Bethany realizes she's not the only one who's desperate to unravel the secrets of her past. In this exhilarating thriller, Margaret Peterson Haddix crafts a taut story so full of twists and turns, readers will be gripped until the startling conclusion.

Double identity /
ISBN: 0689873794. OCLC Number: 55672121

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Thirteen-year-old Bethany's parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Escape from memory
ISBN: 9781442446021. OCLC Number: 817925433

Simon & Schuster BFYR,. .

Allowing herself to be hypnotized, fifteen-year-old Kira reveals memories of another time and place that may eventually cost her and her mother their lives.

Escape from memory /
ISBN: 1416903380. OCLC Number: 60693280

Simon Pulse,. .

Allowing herself to be hypnotized, fifteen-year-old Kira reveals memories of another time and place that may eventually cost her and her mother their lives.

Found /
ISBN: 141695421X. OCLC Number: 156891904

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When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.

Il mio peggior _ amico
ISBN: 9788856646702. OCLC Number: 935679483

Piemme,. .

Just Ella /
ISBN: 1416936491. OCLC Number: 39335853

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.

Leaving Fishers
ISBN: 9781442443143. OCLC Number: 35978757

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

After joining her new friends in the religious group called Fishers of Men, Dorry finds herself immersed in a cult from which she must struggle to extricate herself.

Leaving Fishers /
ISBN: 068986793X. OCLC Number: 55480402

Simon Pulse,. .

After joining her new friends in the religious group called Fishers of Men, Dorry finds herself immersed in a cult from which she must struggle to extricate herself. Dorry is unbearably lonely at her new high school until she meets Angela and her circle of friends. She soon discovers they all belong to a religious group, the Fishers of Men. At first, as Dorry becomes involved with the Fishers, she is eager to fit in and flattered by her new friends' attention. But the Fishers make harsh demands of their members, and Dorry must make greater and greater sacrifices. In demonstrating her devotion, Dorry finds herself compromising her grades, her job, and even her family's love. How much is too much? And where will the cult's demands end?

Palace of Mirrors
ISBN: 9781481420228. OCLC Number: 881437549

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Fourteen-year-old Cecilia has always known she is the true princess of Suala, but when she and her best friend, Harper, decide to speed up her ascendancy to the throne, they find danger and many imposters who challenge her claim.

Palace of Mirrors /
ISBN: 1416939156. OCLC Number: 370810781

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Fourteen-year-old Cecilia has always known she is the true princess of Suala, but when she and her best friend, Harper, decide to speed up her ascendancy to the throne, they find danger and many imposters who challenge her claim.

Running out of time
ISBN: 9780739372265. OCLC Number: 297116120

Random House/Listening Library,. .

When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1996 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.

Running out of time /
ISBN: 0689812361. OCLC Number: 32313823

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1996 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.

Say what?
ISBN: 9781439106754. OCLC Number: 871039781

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

When their parents begin saying the wrong thing every time six-year-old Sukey and her older brothers misbehave, the children discover that it is a plot and fight back with their own wrong phrases.

Sent /
ISBN: 1416954228. OCLC Number: 227569445

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and Alex suddenly find themselves in 1483 at the Tower of London, where they discover that Chip and Alex are Prince Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, imprisoned by their uncle, King Richard III, but trying to repair history without knowing what is supposed to happen proves challenging. Author's note includes historical facts about the princes and king.

Takeoffs and Landings
ISBN: 9781442457799. OCLC Number: 869433977

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

A journey to the center of their hearts. Ever since their father's sudden death eight years ago, Chuck and Lori's mom has spent most of her time on the road as a motivational speaker, leaving them and their younger siblings in the care of their grandparents. But this trip is different; this time, their mother has invited Chuck and Lori along in an attempt to reconnect with her eldest--and now most distant--children.???? Lori is so angry with her mother for her constant absence she can barely look at her, and Chuck, as usual, tries to make himself invisible. From the start the trip seems doomed. But slowly, walls built up over the years begin to show cracks. Laser-sharp glares are finally and painfully turned inward. And in the end secrets are finally revealed--secrets that will change all of their lives forever.

Takeoffs and landings /
ISBN: 0689832990. OCLC Number: 45486811

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

An overweight, timid fifteen-year-old boy and his popular fourteen-year-old sister begin to overcome their guilt over their father's death and reconnect with each other and their emotionally-distant mother when they accompany her on a two-week speaking tour.

The girl with 500 middle names /
ISBN: 0689841353. OCLC Number: 44860782

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Janie's parents move to the suburbs so she can go to a better school, but when she discovers that all the other students are richer than she is, she feels out of place--until she realizes that there are more important things than money.

The house on the gulf
ISBN: 9781442430204. OCLC Number: 1008906742

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A sixteen-year-old boy arranges a housesitting job for the summer, but he starts acting strangely after his family moves in, and his sister begins to suspect they are not supposed to be there.

The house on the gulf /
ISBN: 1416914064. OCLC Number: 53355715

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

A sixteen-year-old boy arranges a housesitting job for the summer, but he starts acting strangely after his family moves in, and his sister begins to suspect they are not supposed to be there.

Turnabout
ISBN: 9781442457775. OCLC Number: 869433945

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

The suspense is unflagging ... Recommend this one to fans of Michael Crichton and Robin Cook (School Library Journal In the year 2000 Melly and Anny Beth had reached the peak of old age and were ready to die. But when offered the chance to be young again by participating in a top-secret experiment called Project Turnabout, they agreed. Miraculously, the experiment worked--Melly and Anny Beth were actually growing younger every year. But when they learned that the final treatment would be deadly, they ran for their lives.???? Now it is 2085. Melly and Anny Beth are teenagers. They have no idea what will happen when they hit age zero, but they do know they will soon be too young to take care of themselves. They need to find someone to help them before time runs out, once and for all ...

Turnabout /
ISBN: 141693653x. OCLC Number: 85824656

Simon Pulse,. .

After secretly receiving injections at the age of 100 that are meant to reverse the aging process, Melly and Anny Beth grow younger until, as teenagers, they try to find a guardian to take care of them as they return to infancy.

Uprising
ISBN: 9781442419568. OCLC Number: 869433171

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the disaster, which brought attention to the labor movement in America, is part of the curriculum in classrooms throughout the country. Told from alternating points of view, this historical novel draws upon the experiences of three very different young women: Bella, who has just emigrated from Italy and doesn't speak a word of English; Yetta, a Russian immigrant and crusader for labor rights; and Jane, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Bella and Yetta work together at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory under terrible conditions--their pay is docked for even the slightest mistake, the bosses turn the clocks back so closing time is delayed, and they are locked into the factory all day, only to be frisked before they leave at night to make sure they haven't stolen any shirtwaists. When the situation worsens, Yetta leads the factory's effort to strike, and she meets Jane on the picket line. Jane, who feels trapped by the limits of her own sheltered existence, joins a group of high-society women who have taken an interest in the strike as a way of supporting women's suffrage. Through a series of twists and turns, the three girls become fast friends--and all of them are in the Triangle Shirtwast Factory on March 25, 1911, the day of the fateful fire. In a novel that puts a human face on the tragedy, Margaret Peterson Haddix has created a sweeping, forceful tale that will have readers guessing until the last page who--if anyone--survives.

Uprising /
ISBN: 1416911715. OCLC Number: 77333469

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two best friends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, was only five years old. Includes historical notes.