Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Rebecca is the author of a diverse range of picture books and poetry collections for children, including Lemonade Sun, One Day, The End, The Knowing Book, and What Is Science? Her work has been featured widely in anthologies and in national magazines like Scholastic and Highlights. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where she studied art history and creative writing. She has served twice on the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children Committee, on the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Committee, and the IRA Poetry & Prose Committee. Her books have received many acclaimed awards such as a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, an AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize Finalist, a Bank Street Best Book of the year, and an SCBWI Golden Kite Honor. School Library Journal writes that The Knowing Book is an inspirational picture book that encourages readers to make the most of their lives, and a book to be given as a graduation gift at almost any age. Her newest picture book, Little Scoot, is a lyrical tale of resilience and determination for young readers.

Rebecca is happiest cobbling together ideas and words in her writing room which includes vintage typewriters and toys and has numerous poetry and picture books coming out over the next few years. Rebecca lives in the Midwest and promotes children’s poetry by giving workshops to students, teachers, and writers across the country.