Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is a children’s author, educator, and poet. Her chapbook, Mountain, Log, Salt and Stone, won the Harriss Poetry Prize. Her work appears in journals and anthologies for children and adults. Laura’s middle grade novels include The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, Takedown, and the Sydney Taylor Notable A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools for the Maryland State Arts Council. She teaches at VCFA’s MFA program in writing for children and young adults.

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