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Deborah Heiligman

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Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman is the author of CHARLES AND EMMA: The Darwins' Leap of Faith, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. She has written more than 20 books for children, most of them nonfiction. She graduated from Brown University, and started her writing career working for Scholastic News Explorer, the classroom magazine. She loved this job, but left when she had children and wanted to be home with them, and then she started writing her books. She is married to Jonathan Weiner, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for THE BEAK OF THE FINCH.

Deborah Heiligman

Books by Deborah Heiligman

by Deborah Heiligman - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+

The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend --- Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers.

by Deborah Heiligman - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Charles Darwin's THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, published in 1859, still creates tension between the scientific and religious communities. This same debate raged within Darwin himself: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he developed his groundbreaking theory.