Susan Eloise Hinton is one of the best-known writers of young adult fiction. Her books have been taught in some schools, and banned from others. Her novels have changed the way people look at young adult literature.
S. E. Hinton
was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During her junior year in high school, one of her
friends, a “greaser”, was beaten up by the “nice” kids. Angry, Hinton ran home
and began writing what we know now as The Outsiders. Oddly, this was the
same semester that she was failing her creative writing class in school. This
would be the first book she would get published, followed by many other young
adult books and even a few books aimed at kindergarten and elementary-aged