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Marie Marquardt is the author of young adult novels, a college professor, and an immigration advocate. She is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. In addition to "Dream Things True" and "The Radius of Us," she has co-authored two non-fiction books and written many articles on immigration.
Marquardt has been interviewed about immigration on National Public Radio, Public Radio International, Voice of America, NBC and BBC America, among many other media outlets. She is proud and honored to be the co-chair of El Refugio -- which is a Georgia non-profit that serves detained immigrants and their families. She lives in the book-lovers mecca of Decatur, Georgia with her spouse, four children, a dog and a bearded dragon.