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March 08, 2022
8.5 X 8.5 X 0.21 inches | 0.47 pounds
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About the Author
Sylvia M. Vardell is Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University and teaches graduate courses in children's and young adult literature. Vardell has published extensively, including five books on literature for children as well as over 25 book chapters and 100 journal articles. In 2020, she curated the anthology A World Full of Poems: Inspiring Poetry for Children. She loves her mother's German cooking, especially rouladen, red cabbage, and potato dumplings with lots of gravy. Learn more about her at SylviaVardell.com.
Janet Wong is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former lawyer. She has written more than 35 books for children on a wide variety of subjects, including chess (Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club) and yoga (TWIST: Yoga Poems). She is the 2021 winner of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award, a lifetime achievement award that is one of the highest honors a children's poet can receive. When she was a child, she saw her mother's family make kimchi on their farm in Korea, burying large clay pots in the ground; as an adult, she now buys kimchi at the supermarket. Learn more about her at JanetWong.com.