Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Parker Inheritance
, which won both Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor awards; The Great Greene Heist
, an ALA Notable Children’s book and Kirkus Reviews Best Book; and the graphic novel Twins
, illustrated by Shannon Wright, an NPR Best Book. His newest novel, Playing the Cards You're Dealt
, is forthcoming this fall.