Rebecca Stefoff
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Rebecca Stefoff

Rebecca Stefoff published her first books when she was in college and has been writing ever since. She is the author of more than 200 books, with more on the way. Her writing motto: "Ideas are easy. Pages are hard."

Rebecca has written many nonfiction books for children and young adults, with an emphasis on science and history. Through her books teenage readers can explore topics as varied as ghosts, robots, bacteria, evolution, women pioneers, the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, and forensic crime solving.

Over the course of her freelance writing career Rebecca has also published romance novels, celebrity biographies, reference works, and even a self-help book. In addition, she has adapted the works of historian Howard Zinn, biologist Jared Diamond, science writer Charles C. Mann, and ethnic studies pioneer Ronald Takaki for young audiences. Her most recent project is a young-readers' version of the most influential science book ever written, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. It will be published by Simon & Schuster Atheneum in October 2018.

After growing up in Indiana, Rebecca moved to Philadelphia for graduate school. Later she moved to the Pacific Northwest and now lives in Portland, Oregon.

When Rebecca was in the fifth grade she picked up a copy of Robert A. Heinlein's novel Space Cadet in her school library. That got her hooked on speculative fiction: science fiction at first, then fantasy and later horror. As a grad student in English at the University of Pennsylvania, she developed and taught the school's first undergraduate classes in science fiction and fantasy. She still loves speculative fiction and reads a lot of nonfiction as well. Her interests include evolutionary biology, Himalayan travel, and polar exploration, and the future.

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    • A Young People's History of the United States

    • By: Rebecca Stefoff, Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This audiobook brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in stories for young people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Inclusive History for Young People

    • By Susie on 03-17-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • A Different Mirror for Young People

    • A History of Multicultural America
    • By: Ronald Takaki, Rebecca Stefoff
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    A Different Mirror for Young People brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential Listening

    • By Susie on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 1493 for Young People

    • From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization
    • By: Rebecca Stefoff, Charles Mann
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the 15th century to the present....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mind Blowing

    • By Susie on 06-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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