• Alice B. McGinty is the award-winning author of over 40 books for children, and currently serves as the co-Regional Adviser for the Illinois Chapter of SCBWI. She is celebrating the release of her most recent picture book biography, Gandhi: A March to the Sea (2013, Two Lions Press, illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez). Her previous picture book biography, Darwin (2009, Houghton Mifflin, illustrated by Mary Azarian) won an Orbis Pictus Honor and was listed as one of Booklist’s 2009 Top Ten Biographies for Youth. Alice loves to share her enthusiasm for reading and writing – both fiction and nonfiction – with students through engaging and creative workshops and assemblies in schools. She also gives workshops and presentations to writers, teachers, and librarians, and works as a writing coach.


  • Language is like music. Each word has a unique sound and meaning, and when we put those words together, magic happens!

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