Bettina Restrepo author❍ Bettina Restrepo is a writer of stories that matter and speak deeply to the heart.
❍ She hears voices in her head. (sort-of)
❍ She walks the dog twice a day (not in her pajamas).
❍ She can’t function without a nap or read a map (really).
❍ She tells stories in afternoon carpool about dogs, storm troopers, and boys who drive soda trucks.
❍ Occasionally, she makes dinner (badly).
❍ Sometimes, she speaks with an accent (randomly).

Bettina Restrepo authorIllegal has been

-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.


(In other words, it’s uber cool, because librarians and book people say so.  I totally and most humbly agree.)