Great news for TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE!

I’m thrilled to be able to share that the first book in the TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE series, IT’S ALIVE!, has been chosen by the Junior Library Guild as a Fall 2017 selection for the Elementary Nonfiction category (for grades 2-6). This is very exciting news, because it means the book will be heading to libraries across the Read More …

Review: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Yesterday, January 30th, was Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. I didn’t know much about Fred Korematsu’s story before reading this brand new book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, written by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, and illustrated by Yutaka Houlette. I’m so thankful, now, that I do. Heyday Books Middle-grade Hardcover, 112 Read More …

FREE author visits!

Did you know I am currently offering free 10-minute virtual Q&A session via Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, etc. to anyone who is using one of my books in a classroom, library, or youth group? To book an online visit today, please visit https://laurieannthompson.youcanbook.me/. Longer virtual presentations are also available, at a rate of $150 for Read More …

Celebrate Inclusive Schools Week!

Schools across the country are observing Inclusive Schools Week this week. According to the Inclusive Schools Network: Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) and Stetson & Associates, Inc., which is held each year during the first full week in December. Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has Read More …