Ann Malaspina is an award-winning author of nonfiction and fiction books for children and teens. She writes about social justice, nature, immigrants, and amazing people in history. Here she is searching the sky during the autumn hawk migration on Kittatinny Ridge in Pennsylvania.
Raptors like this Red-tailed Hawk were finally protected during their fall migration by an upstart conservationist who was way ahead of her time.
A refugee's journey
The short story "From Aleppo, Syria" appears in the April-May 2017 issue of Skipping Stones, the multicultural nonprofit magazine for children. It was inspired by the many harrowing news stories of refugee children, not just fleeing danger, but walking towards hope.
Coming in 2019 from Kar-Ben Publishing...
"Swoosh!" was published by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Based on true stories, it's about a Muslim athlete who wants to wear her hijab in a basketball tournament.
The amazing Nelson Mandela