Oct 15, 2019
We are in a golden age of picture book biographies, and one
prolific biographer is Nancy Churnin. She's got half a
dozen bios out and more on the way, and each one is inspiring in
its own way.
Nancy attended the 2019 Association of Jewish Libraries conference to take part in the author luncheon, where she represented her Jewish interest books, Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, and Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Anne Frank. I was happy to snag this live interview with her during the conference.
Be sure to explore https://www.nancychurnin.com/
for the teacher guides and projects she describes in our interview,
as well as her blog The Kids Are All Write, https://www.nancychurnin.com/thekidsareallwrite.
When asked for Tikkun Olam recommendations, Nancy suggested supporting Room to Read, https://www.roomtoread.org/ a nonprofit that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
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