Welcome to the online home of Bettina Restrepo


Bettina Restrepo is the award winning author of stories and novels that matter and speak deeply to the heart.

  • She loves to teach and speak about writing.
  • Her enthusiasm about the creative process is engaging and addictive.
  • Her wicked sense of humor shines through even the toughest of subjects.

Watch for her upcoming novel – Miss Translation!


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– Teachers – view the free educator’s guide!

-listed by Booklist as one of the top ten children debut novels for 2011!  Read More…

– An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

– On the 2012 TAYSHAs recommended reads for 2012.