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Speaker Profile - Patricia Hruby Powell

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Region: Illinois
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Speaker Email: phpowell@talesforallages.com
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Bio:
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


Presentation Description:
Virtual presentations include writing poems together and independently--modeled on passages from my books (repetition, alliteration, rhythm, simile, etc); where I get ideas for books; how I revise.


We discuss what impassions individual participants, what they might do accordingly. Perhaps starting with the writing about it, using our work modeled in the presentation.

LIFT AS YOU CLIMB: THE STORY OF ELLA BAKER inspires activism.
JOSEPHINE and STRUTTIN' WITH SOME BARBECUE examines dance, music, activism
LOVING VS. VIRGINIA what is fair?


Video of Presentation:http://www.talesforallages.com/