If you look at the story of Cinderella, which has hundreds of variations across hundreds of different cultures, it is really a story about someone who triumphs over an oppressor. It is the story of a girl who no one thought could be anything, rising above her “station” and grabbing the big prize, which is […]
Author: Tracy Barrett
Tracy Barrett is the author of numerous books and magazine articles for young readers. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Classics-Archaeology from Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Italian Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarly interests in the ancient and medieval worlds overlap in her fiction and nonfiction works. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study medieval women writers led to the writing of her first novel, the award-winning Anna of Byzantium (Delacorte). Her most recent publications are a retelling of Cinderella entitled The Stepsister’s Tale (Harlequin TEEN); Dark of the Moon (Harcourt), a YA retelling of the myth of the minotaur; King of Ithaka, a YA novel based on Homer’s Odyssey; and the popular middle-grade series The Sherlock Files (both Henry Holt). From 1999 to 2009 Tracy Barrett was the Regional Advisor for the Midsouth (Tennessee and Kentucky) with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is now SCBWI’s Regional Advisor Coordinator.