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About Ariel

Ariel Aberg-Riger is a self-taught artist whose work has been featured in gallery shows, magazines, newspapers, apps, plates, and even in a hit card game.

She is focused on using the power of visual storytelling to explore issues of equity and social justice, encouraging readers to think differently about history, science, policy, and the other forces that shape our lives.


Her debut book America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History (Balzer+Bray, HarperCollins) won the 2023 Kirkus Prize for Young Reader’s Literature and was a 2024 Finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction award, in a addition to being named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Public Library, Publisher’s WeeklySchool Library Journal and more.


Ariel lives with her wife and kids in sunny Buffalo, NY.

She is represented by Jenny Stephens at Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

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