A. B. Westrick is the author of Brotherhood (published by Penguin Random House), which won the Jefferson Cup, Jane Addams Honor, and NCSS Notable Trade Book Awards. The American Library Association included Brotherhood on its 2014 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. Westrick has been a teacher, paralegal, literacy volunteer, administrator, and coach for teams from Odyssey of the Mind to the Reading Olympics. She lives near Richmond.