(Thomas Dambo sculpture, Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark 2019)
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Ann Malaspina is the author of over 30 books for children and teens. She writes about the environment, history, social justice, and people who make a difference. Her books have been honored with the Asian/Pacific American Library Association Award for Literature ( Picture Book), Amelia Bloomer Top Ten List, Junior Library Guild Selection, SCBWI Martha Weston Grant, Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (Picture Book), and more. The daughter of an immigrant and granddaughter of a refugee, she has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she isn't writing under a skylight in the attic, you might find her picking hot chili peppers at her community garden plot in New Jersey.
Coming in 2022 from Kids Can Press, ZEKE THE WEATHER GEEK, an illustrated early chapter book series about a boy and his pet lizard, along with his STEM nerd friends, who save the day during severe weather events. Written with co-author Joan Axelrod-Contrada, THERE'S A LIZARD IN MY BLIZZARD is the first book in the series.
"A story about loyalty and friendship..."
A Scarf for Keiko
"Change is coming whether you like it or not." - Greta Thunberg