ABOUT PATRICIA HRUBY POWELL

  • Patricia Hruby Powell is the author of Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, (Chronicle 2014) honoree of a Sibert, Boston Globe Horn Book, Ragazzi International, Parents Choice Gold, CSK for  illustrations, and five starred review; Loving vs. Virginia (Chronicle 2017) an Arnold Adoff Poetry Award Honor; Lift As You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker (McElderry/S&S 2020); Struttin’ With Some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz (Charlesbridge 2018), Society of Midland Authors Nonfiction Award and Arnold Adoff Poetry Honor. All four are Junior Library Guild Selections. Her upcoming books include one about Women’s Suffrage and another about Martha Graham (Chronicle Books).


    Patricia danced throughout Europe and the Americas speaking in her dances; she has performed as an aerial dancer, storyteller, is a retreat leader, a librarian, and has worked as a lithographer. Now she keynotes and presents at book conferences. She has received national awards and fellowships for her storytelling, choreography, and writing.  www.talesforallages.com phpowell@talesforallages.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I inspire kids to read. Author visits include discussion of writing her books, getting published; accented by dancing, storytelling, and at times, world-wide percussion instruments.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


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    Roman Bathing

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    Cricket

    2002

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    Why Rabbit Is As Rabbit Is

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    Spider

    2000

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    Tour of the Palaces


    Calliope: World History for Kids

    1998

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    Story of the Stars: A tale from the Tukano of Columbia

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    Storytelling Magazine

    1996

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    Why Should We Tell Personal Experience Stories? Why Should We Listen to Them?

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    Storytelling Magazine

    1995

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    Hans & Gret; Bella & Beastly

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    Storytelling World

    1996