I write for children and young adults, opening up hearts and minds and engaging both toward understanding and improving our complex world. I believe that getting lost in a good book is one of the best ways to truly find ourselves.
Laurie Ann Thompson
Accepting the 2016 ALA Schneider Family Award with Sean Qualls
At the 2018 KCLS Literary Lions Gala with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ijeoma Oluo
Visiting schools is the best. Students and educators ROCK!
Interviewing the real, live Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah in San Diego in 2010
Presenting an educator talk with some of my awesome critique group members