Maybe no one volunteered to be my Guest Reader this week, but I have a stellar Featured Guest tomorrow — Jan Greenberg. She is a very talented author with a number of especially noteworthy accomplishments under her belt. Here’s a bio to help you get better acquainted with my guest tomorrow. Read on.
Jan Greenberg combines her passion for art, literature and writing to build a distinguished career as an award-winning author and teacher.
In addition to 20 books of fiction and nonfiction for young readers, Ms. Greenberg has published numerous short stories, articles and book reviews for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The New York Times. A partial list of her books includes Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop; Action Jackson; Just The Two of Us; The Pig-Out Blues; Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist; and Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois. Her most recent books are Side by Side:New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World, Christo and Jeanne-Claude:Through the Gates and Beyond (with Sandra Jordan), and Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring (with Sandra Jordan Illustrated by Brian Floca). Her book awards include the American Library Association Notable Book Award, the International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Award, the Seibert Honor Award, Printz Honor Award, New York Times Book of the Year, and many others.
A graduate of Washington University (Bachelor of Arts in English Literature) and Webster University (Master of Arts in Teaching, Communication Arts), Ms. Greenberg served as director of the Aesthetic Education M.A.T. at Webster University. She has presented over 300 lectures and workshops on writing, art and children’s literature nationwide. She is also a frequent guest author and lecturer at children’s literature festivals and art museums. See her new website JanGreenbergSandraJordan.com
See you tomorrow,