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Lisa Ann Sandell is an American author of young adult novels.[1] She has written and published three books, A Map of the Known World, Song of the Sparrow and The Weight of the Sky.

Lisa Ann Sandell
BornDelaware, United States
GenreYoung adult, historical, romance
Notable worksSong of the Sparrow, "A Map of the Known World"



Before she published her first book, Sandell interned in Jerusalem, Israel at the news magazine The Jerusalem Report. The experience informed Sandell's first novel, The Weight of the Sky, published by Viking Children's Books in 2006.

In 1999, Sandell received a BA in Medieval and Renaissance Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her honors thesis on Sir Thomas Malory's treatment of Lancelot in Le Morte d'Arthur provided the inspiration for her second novel, Song of the Sparrow.

Sandell moved to New York City in 2000, and began work as a children's book editor. She continues to write for young adults, and wrote a short story titled "See Me" for the anthology 21 Proms, which was published by Point in 2007.

Young adult novelsEdit

Short storiesEdit

  • "See Me", included in the young adult anthology 21 Proms, which was published in 2007.


  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age", 2007, for "The Weight of the Sky"
  • "Voice of Youth Advocates Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror titles, 2007, for "Song of the Sparrow"


  1. ^ Kumar, Lisa (2007). Something about the Autho. Gale Cengage Learning. pp. 166–167. ISBN 0787687995. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  2. ^ Rabb, Margot. "The Weight of Words (REview of The Weight of the Sky)". Jbooks. Jbooks. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.

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