Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Amy MacDonald

As an author, Amy MacDonald’s fifteen books for pre-school, elementary and middle-school children have won worldwide acclaim:  translated into 27 languages, they’ve topped the “Best Children’s Book” lists in three countries, been listed on a dozen Children’s Choice Award lists, and won or been short-listed for many major awards (Parents Choice Award, the Silver Stylus, Kate Greenaway, the Children’s Book Award, Oppenheim Platinum Award) and been chosen one of the Ten Best Children’s Books of the Year by the New York Times.

 As a freelance writer, her non-fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, the Times, and the Boston Globe as well as many magazines. Her documentary film On This Island was shown on PBS as part of the Independent Lens series and was nominated for a New England Emmy Award. She’s currently an associate editor for Teaching Artist Journal.

As a teacher, Amy has taught writing to all ages, from kindergarten to Harvard University. She has given school presentations and writing workshops across the U.S. as well as Europe and Africa. She is one of two writers who do Professional Development writing workshops  through the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts’ National Partners in Education program.

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