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schenker_larson_kirby 013School Visit with Kirby Larson

“Kirby synched her presentation on historical research to our local Juneau history. This makes research more meaningful. Plus her personality sparkles and engages students every minute. Her love of animals and especially dogs is a clever way of going directly to young people’s hearts.” – Mary Abo

About Kirby Larson

Larson has a passion for historical fiction as evidenced by her Newbery Honor award-winning book, Hattie Big Sky and its sequel, Hattie Ever After (both Delacorte), as well as the WWII dog series for Scholastic which includes Duke, and Dash, winner of the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Prize, and the forthcoming Liberty (fall 2016). Her newest book, Audacity Jones to the Rescue (Scholastic), was released in January, and has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly. With Mary Nethery, she has co-authored two award-winning nonfiction picture books: the ASPCA Henry Bergh Award winner Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, and the New York Times bestselling Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle. Combined these two books have won over 30 state young readers choice awards. Kirby Larson lives in Kenmore, Washington. She blogs at www.kirbylarson.com/blog. More information is available at www.kirbylarson.com

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