#AtHome learning using my books

The inspiring image above is a spread from my upcoming picture book, ELIZABETH WARREN’S BIG, BOLD PLANS, illustrated by the amazing Susanna Chapman and releasing on May 5 (hooray!). These days, it often feels hard to conceive of big, bold plans. I’ll admit, some days just getting out of my pajamas feels like a victory. Read More …

Empower kids and teens during COVID-19

Why empower kids and teens during COVID-19? They need it! Taking action is one important way to make a problem seem more manageable and less frightening, so getting young people involved can actually help them cope with the situation we are all facing. Giving them a purpose gives them something else to focus on besides Read More …

Happy holidays (and a gift idea)!

Are you buying any of my books to give as a gift this holiday season? If so, thank you! I’d be thrilled to send you a signed bookplate and some book swag for you to include with your gift. Just send an email to laurie@lauriethompson.com with the details (which book, to whom it should be personalized, and Read More …

How #ChangemakerEd is improving #BacktoSchool

I came across an interesting article on Medium the other day. It talks about “reimagining education in this historic time of change” and the importance of #ChangemakerEd, the global movement to empower young people to create a better world by mastering empathy and identifying as changemakers. This movement isn’t new, but it is growing. And Read More …

7th Graders Changing the World

I recently came across this article about some 7th graders from Owasso, Oklahoma. It says, in part: Several reading students at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center recently participated in the school’s first “Be a Changemaker” program. The program – based off Laurie Ann Thompson’s book, “Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters” – Read More …