Bette GreeneBette Greene (born June 28, 1934) is the author of several books for children and young adults, including ''Summer of My German Soldier'', ''The Drowning of Stephan Jones'', and the Newbery Honor book ''Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe''. She currently resides in Florida.
Greene was raised in Parkin, Arkansas, where she stuck out as a Jewish girl in the American South during the Great Depression and World War II. Her books focus on themes of injustice and alienation. Her book, ''Summer of My German Soldier'', is based heavily on her childhood. She has received the Golden Kite Award, ALA Notable Book Award, and Newbery Honor, Provided by Wikipedia