Jaime Adoff is the author of “The Song Shoots Out of My Mouth,” “Names Will Never Hurt Me,” Jimi & Me, “The Death Of Jayson Porter” and “Small Fry”.
He has won numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award for “Jimi & Me” and The Lee Bennett Hopkins Award (Honor Book) for “The Song Shoots Out of My Mouth.”
Jaime’s latest novel “The Death of Jayson Porter” received *starred* reviews in BOOKLIST & VOYA & was named as an 09’ Choose to read Ohio selection.
Jaime is a highly sought after speaker, presenting across the country on teen issues, diversity, YA literature & poetry. During his school visits, Jaime gives students an all access-backstage pass into the life, creative process and works of one of the most groundbreaking, and innovative voices writing for teens today. Jaime is the son of the late Newbery Award-winning author Virginia Hamilton and renowned poet Arnold Adoff. He lives in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio with his family.