Elaine Magliaro

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation Retired
Location Massachusetts, United States
Introduction I worked as an elementary school teacher for more than three decades and as a school librarian for three years. I also taught a children's literature course at Boston University from 2002-2008. I served on the advisory board of the Keene State College Children’s Literature Festival from 2006-2008 and as a member of the NCTE Poetry Committee from 2009-2012. "Things to Do," my first children's book, won the 2018 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature and a 2018 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Award.
Interests astronomy, geology, cooking and inventing recipes, writing children's poetry.
Favorite Movies Breaker Morant, The Lion in Winter, Laura, State and Main, Dinner Rush, The Departed, the original Pink Panther, The Forbidden Planet, Wonder Boys, Hidden Figures
Favorite Music Van Morrison, Eagles, Bach, Norah Jones, Steve Tyrell, James Taylor, Judy Collins, Doo-Wop.
Favorite Books The Good Earth, Brave New World, Slaughterhouse Five, Pride and Prejudice, Driving Mr. Albert, E=MC2, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Charlotte's Web, My Little Sister Ate One Hare, Guji Guji, The Giver, Tuck Everlasting, The Year of the Dog, The Penderwicks, Girl in a Cage, the Ramona books, and too many poetry books to mention!