Arnold Adoff grew up in the Bronx where he discovered his love for writing. After graduating from New York?s City College, he went on to study at Columbia University and the New School for Social Research. He was a teacher and counselor for twelve years and has taught in other educational projects at New York University and Connecticut College. Adoff lives with his wife, celebrated writer Virginia Hamilton and says his own writings reflect our diverse world and ?go beyond the so-called ?American? literature texts I encountered as a student and teacher.?