Tracey Baptiste

PAL Member


Tracey Baptiste (buhTEEST) was born in Trinidad, the last island in the Caribbean. She moved to New York City at age 15. She attended New York University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. After just six years teaching, Tracey became an editor for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. During her time as an editor, her debut novel was published. "Angel's Grace" was chosen by New York City librarians as One of the Best Books for Reading and Sharing in 2005. She has since written seven non-fiction books for teens, "Madeleine L'Engle," "Jerry Spinelli," "Overcoming Prejudice," "Being a Leader and Making Decisions" and a biography of "Stephenie Meyer." In January 2012, Tracey launched an editing company, Fairy Godauthor, that strives to help her fellow authors find their path to publication. You can see what she offers at Tracey lives with her family in New Jersey. She can be reached via her website, for school and library programs.Her latest novel, The Jumbies, is a creepy middle grade based on Caribbean folklore. It will be published by Algonquin in Spring 2014.


The Jumbies

Conservation heroes: Al Gore

Who Wrote That? Sharon Creech

Being a Leader and Making Decisions

Jerry Spinelli

Madeleine L'Engle

Stephenie Meyer

Overcoming Prejudice

Angel's Grace

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