ABOUT SUSANNA REICH

  • Susanna Reich is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Her books include Stand Up and Sing: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice (Bloomsbury, 2017), Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles (Christy Ottaviano/Henry Holt, 2015), Grace & Sylvie: A Recipe for Family (American Girl, 2015), Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat (Abrams, 2012), Painting the Wild Frontier: The Art and Adventures of George Catlin (Clarion, 2008), Penelope Bailey Takes the Stage (Marshall Cavendish, 2006), José! Born to Dance (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, 2005), and Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso (Clarion, 1999). She has received the Rip Van Winkle Award, Alice Curtis Desmond Award, Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, International Latino Book Award, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor, ALA Notable, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Book, Scripps Howard Best Book, Kirkus Best Young Adult Book, Booklist Top Ten Arts Book for Youth, and many other honors.

    From 2000-2012 Susanna worked at Raab Associates Inc., the nation’s leading children’s book publicity and marketing agency. She served for many years on the SCBWI Metro New York Steering Committee and from 2009-2015 was Chair of the Children’s and Young Adult Book Committee of PEN American Center and a member of the Board of Trustees. Susanna speaks nationally at schools and industry conferences. She and her husband, children’s book author Gary Golio, live in New York’s Hudson Valley. Visit www.susannareich.com.

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