Coe Booth was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. In 1996 and 1998 respectively, she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology, and then began working as a counselor for teenagers and families in crisis situations in New York City. Four years later, she became a full-time college professor, teaching both English and psychology. In 2003, she returned to graduate school at The New School in New York City and earned an MFA in creative writing.
Coe’s first novel Tyrell was published in 2006, and it won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. Her novels Kendra and Bronxwood followed, and both were selected by the American Library Association as Best Books for Young Adults. Her first novel for middle-school readers, Kinda Like Brothers, was published in 2014.
- Kinda Like Brothers