Anna Crowley Redding's riveting young adult nonfiction books Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World and Google It: A History of Google (How Two Students’ Quest to Organize the Internet Changed the World) pull back the curtain to bring us the stories behind big tech. Receiving critical acclaim, these books were named a Best STEM Book of 2019 and 2020 by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and her biography on Elon was added to Bank Street's prestigious list of Best Children's Books for 2020. Both are translated into Russian and Czech.
Her debut picture book Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How we almost lost the words that built America (Harper Collins/2020) follows the courageous and completely forgotten tale of a heroic effort to save America's founding documents from British torches during the War of 1812.
Chowder Rules! The True Story of An Epic Food Fight is the hilarious true story of one man's quest to keep tomatoes out of his clam chowder. His move to make it illegal to plunk tomatoes into chowder sparked a nationwide food fight that even ensnared baseball great Joe DiMaggio!
And available now, The Gravity Tree: The True Story of a Tree That Inspired the World. You have probably heard that Isaac Newton was driven home from college due to a pandemic. That's when he saw an apple fall from the tree and discovered universal gravity. Did you know that tree is still alive today. In her latest nonfiction picture book, Anna Crowley Redding gives readers a front row seat to the remarkable life of a tree... a reminder that even the tiniest of things have the potential to change the world!
Before diving into the deep end of writing for children and teens, Anna became an Emmy-award winning investigative journalist. The recipient of multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and recognized by the Associated Press for her reporting, Anna is thrilled to now focus her stealthy detective skills on digging up great stories for young readers! Keep up with Anna on her website and blog!