Frank Murphy
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Frank Murphy

FRANK MURPHY is a teacher who writes and a writer who teaches. He has taught a wide variety of grades at the elementary for more than 28 years. A history buff, former basketball coach & Sixers fan, and popular speaker, Frank is the author of many fun historical fiction/biography books for young readers, including several popular Random House Step into Reading History Readers - including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2006 Best Book Award Winner Ben Franklin & the Magic Squares. His newest picture book is A Boy Like You (July 2019) illustrated by Kayla Harren and published by Sleeping Bear Press. A Boy Like You is a loving tribute to boys, celebrating all the wonderful ways to be a boy and encouraging readers to be the truest version of themselves—while embracing empathy and kindness. A Girl Like You (July 2020), co-authored with Carla Murphy (Frank's wife, who is a mom of a girl and an accomplished pediatric nurse) is a follow-up to A Boy Like You, offering girls a picture book that encourages them to embrace what makes them unique, to choose kindness, and to be their own advocates. As a teacher and father, Frank is committed to creating children's books that expand readers' knowledge of history and help inspire discussions about kindness, leadership, citizenship, growing up, and more.
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