ABOUT PATRICIA HRUBY POWELL

  • Patricia Hruby Powell is the author of Loving vs. Virginia (Chronicle 2017) a Junior Guild Selection and Arnold Adoff Poetry Award Honor;Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, honoree of a Sibert, Boston Globe Horn Book, Ragazzi International, Parents Choice Gold, CSK for Christian Robinson’s illustrations, and five starred reviews.  Her other picture books are Blossom Tales and the bilingual Navajo/English Zinnia: How the Corn Was Saved and Frog Brings Rain. Her upcoming books are Struttin’ With Some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz (Charlesbridge 2018) (Junior Library Guild Selection), Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker (Simon & Schuster 2019) and Women’s Suffrage Book (Chronicle 2020).

    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


  • Magazine Articles
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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