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Nedda Lewers is an Egyptian American author and former teacher. She writes books that take children on fun adventures and feature characters who are trying to make sense of the big, complicated world and their place in it.

As a kid, Nedda lived in Queens, NY, where she spent many Sundays at the local library deciding how many books she could possibly carry on the fifteen-minute walk home. Every summer, she visited Cairo, where her parents are from, getting to know her big extended family. Even though it wasn’t easy growing up with one foot in America and the other in Egypt, Nedda cherishes how that experience has given her a rich and expansive perspective from which she draws to write her stories.

She has an MSEd from Bank Street and enjoyed a career of learning from her early childhood students. After moving to Los Angeles in 2017, she decided to focus on her writing. 

Currently, she lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. Her favorite place to craft stories is an old but loved striped chair in her living room with her puppies nestled at her side. Daughters of the Lamp, her debut novel, is available now from G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. It has been chosen as an Indies Next List Pick, an Indies Introduce Top Title, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, an Amazon Editor’s Pick, and a Kobo Book of the Month.

Children of the Wind, the second installment in the Daughters of the Lamp series, will follow in June 2024. Nedda is repped by Kelly Dyksterhouse at the Tobias Literary Agency.

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