Bethany Hegedus

Bethany Hegedus is a former high school English and Theatre teacher and holds a MFA for Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Her debut picture book Grandfather Gandhi, co-written by Arun Gandhi, illustrated by Evan Turk (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014) has received starred reviews and the follow-up Grandfather Gandhi book Be the Change (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Aug 31, 2016) also received a starred review from School Library Journal. Her middle grade books are Truth with a Capitol T (Delacort Books for Young Readers, 2010), Bank Street Best Books of 2010 and Between Us Baxters (Westside Books, 2009) Bank Street Best Books of 2009.

Bethany is a dynamic speaker, moderator, and teacher. She is also the owner of the Writing Barn where she holds writing workshops around the year.

* Starred Review for Grandfather Gandhi

“Never burdened by its message, this exceptional title works on multiple levels; it is both a striking introduction to a singular icon and a compelling story about the universal experience of a child seeking approval from a revered adult.”–Kirkus Reviews


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