3 October 1970
Sara Zarr, Young Adult Author, United States
She studied communications at San Francisco State University and later moved with her husband to Salt Lake City, Utah.
About Sara Zarr
American author of essays and young adult fiction. Her 2007 novel, Story of a Girl, was a finalist for the National Book Award.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio to an Evangelical Christian family.
Friends and colleagues
Her 2009 novel, Once Was Lost, addresses themes of faith and identity and was inspired by the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart.
Her essay, "Red State Jesus Freaks for Obama," was published in 2008 as part of the YA for Obama project.