Author Spotlight
Jerry Stanley

Jerry Stanley

“I’ve learned there’s no such thing as wasted writing or bad writing. All writing leads to better writing.”—Jerry Stanley

Jerry Stanley is the author of several highly praised books for young readers, including Children of the Dust Bowl, winner of the Orbis Pictus Award; I Am an American, an ALA Notable Book; and Hurry Freedom, a National Book Award nominee and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. He is a former professor of history at California State University.


Being a writer is one of the great achievements of my life. As a teenager growing up in Detroit, Michigan, I hated school... Read More