Teresa Robeson (teresarobeson.com) draws upon her Chinese heritage, immigrant sensibilities, as well as her background in science and love of nature when she writes. Her stories and poems on these themes have been published in various magazines, including Ladybug, Babybug, and Outdoor Indiana.
Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom (2019, Sterling Publishing), Teresa’s debut picture book, is a biography that won the 2020 APALA Picture Book Award, the 2020 ILA Nonfiction Picture Book Honor, was named a NCTE Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Recommended Book, and received starred reviews. Her second picture book Two Bicycles in Beijing and an essay in Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep, edited by Melissa Stewart, released in 2020. Upcoming works include a nonfiction poem in No World Too Big: Young People Fighting Climate Change, edited by Bradley, Dawson, and Metcalf, and two middle-grade graphic novel biographies to be released in 2023 and 2024.
Teresa lives with her scientist-professor husband, younger son, and a motley crew of chickens on 27-acres surrounded by state forests. She’s a passionate advocate for scientific and mathematical literacy and an enthusiastic speculative fiction nerd.
“Jennifer [Swanson], Teresa [Robeson], and Katie [Heit] all provided great information about writing [nonfiction] for children. There were so many actionable ‘nuggets’ in this course as well.”