Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is a children’s author, educator, and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet. Her chapbook, Mountain, Log, Salt and Stone, won the inaugural Harriss Poetry Prize. She has worked as an editor of literary journals and poetry anthologies. Laura's debut novel-in-verse, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, won several awards, including NCTE Notable Verse Novel. Her novel Takedown was selected for Junior Library Guild, PJ Our Way, and the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project. Her most recent work is Sydney Taylor Notable A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi. Laura is a longtime poet-in-the-schools in her home state, Maryland. Her poetry appears in many journals and anthologies for children and adults. Laura's author website and blog are at Find her on Twitter and Instagram @LauraShovan.
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