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Ronder Thomas Young (1954­–2006) published three award-winning young adult novels: Objects in Mirror (Roaring Book Press, 2002), one of the New York Public Library’s 2003 Best Books for the Teen Age; Moving Mama to Town (Orchard Books, 1997), recipient of the International Reading Association Award; and Learning by Heart (Houghton Mifflin, 1993; Puffin Books, 1995), an American Library Association Notable Book. Her short stories, essays, and articles appeared in The Georgia Review, Greensboro Review, Southeast Review, Writer’s Digest, Atlanta, Yemassee, storySouth, and Carve, among many others. At her death she was living in Norcross, Georgia; she is a native of South Carolina, where the Anderson County Library System is raising funds to establish a reading room in her memory.