Edith Baer came to the United States in her teens. She earned a BA in English Literature and a Masters degree in Library Service from Rutgers University. She has taught college workshops on 'Writing for Young Readers' for many years. When visiting schools to read from her books, she enjoys the lively participation of her audience, especially of the children. She has published a number of picture books, including the multicultural books, This is the Way We Go to School, This is the Way We Eat our Lunch, and The Wonder of Hands. Her award-winning YA novel, A Frost in the Night, and its sequel, Walk the Dark Streets, are set in the Germany of her youth. Edith Baer and her husband live in northern New Jersey. They are the parents of a son and daughter and have two grandchildren.