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Patricia Powell
Patricia Hruby Powell
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Patricia Hruby Powell danced throughout the Americas and Europe with her dance company, One Plus One, before becoming a writer of children’s books. She has marveled at the spirit, courage, and beauty of Josephine Baker for a long time. While visiting schools as a storyteller / author and working as a librarian, she realized what a great role model Josephine Baker could be to young people. Her picture book Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker has garnered various Honors including the Sibert, Coretta Scott King for illustration, Boston Globe Horn Book for Nonfiction, Bologna Ragazzi; and Parent’s Choice Gold for Poetry. Her other picture books are Blossom Tales, Zinnia, and Frog Brings Rain. Her documentary novel Loving vs. Virginia (Chronicle 2017) for young adults and middle grade nonfiction Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (Charlesbridge 2017) are forthcoming. You can purchase Patricia’s works on Amazon.

blog posts
Why I wrote Loving vs. Virginia
Oct 16, 2016
The Painted Word: A Selection of Recent Graphic Novels
Sep 30, 2016
I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Far From The Tree
What Girls Are Made Of
You Bring the Distant Near
American Street
Genuine Fraud
Forest World
If I Was Your Girl
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
The Hate U Give
Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time
Dreamland Burning
A List of Cages
The Sun is Also a Star
The Passion of Dolssa
The March Trilogy
Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey
Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West
Another Brooklyn
The Lie Tree
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
The Incident on the Bridge
Anna and the Swallow Man
The Ghosts of Heaven
Boys in the Boat
Salt to the Sea
The Tightrope Walkers
The Hired Girl
These Shallow Graves