Leah Henderson

Leah HendersonStoryteller: Leah Henderson

Leah Henderson is the author of the middle-grade novels The Magic in Changing Your Stars and One Shadow on the Wall. Her picture books include Together We March, and the forthcoming A Day for Rememberin’, Daddy Speaks Love and Your Voice, Your Vote. She holds an MFA in Writing and is on faculty in Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Writing.

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Leah On Writing for Children:

I often think about how my stories might engage and touch a young reader, and my ultimate hope is that they will empower a young person to live, and possibly act.  And that action can encompass so many different things, but at the center, I hope there is empowerment and the feeling of being seen and heard and wanting to share more of who we are.”


A Day for Remembering': The First Memorial Day Mamie on the Mound: A Woman in Baseball's Negro LeaguesTogether We MarchTHE MAGIC IN CHANGING YOUR STARSOne Shadow On The Wall

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