November 27, 2022

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Children’s author Marcus Sedgwick dies

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British award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick has died unexpectedly at the age of 54. Sedgwick has written over 40 children’s books, has been nominated for more than 30 awards and won the 2014 Printz Award for Midwinter Blood.

He described his latest series, Be the Change, as “brilliant interactive and accessible resources for kids to learn about the importance of empathy and mental health — so they can be the change they want to see.”

Other children’s book authors wrote about his influence on them on social media:

Marcus’ work has had a huge impact on my writing. His unabashed willingness to step into the dark, split its seams, and find the stars was something I appreciated. He was an amazing storyteller and an amazing person. Thinking of his loved ones.

— Kiran Millwood Hargrave (@Kiran_MH) November 17, 2022

It’s hard to express how important August/Marcus Sedgwick was to me last year. He was always on the phone with words of comfort and wisdom and I already miss him. A kind, fun, generous soul. He wasn’t bad at writing either. Just heartbroken 💔 RIP

— Sarah Crossan (@SarahCrossan) November 17, 2022

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