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Maxine Beneba Clarke

Growing up in white middle-class suburban Australia, Maxine was bullied for being different. In her picture books, Maxine aims to share with children the importance of self-expression and the power of standing out. Her debut The Patchwork Bike was published to international acclaim, winning the Boston Horn Globe Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature and garnering consistent starred reviews before and after publication both locally and in the US (Candlewick).
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