Pegi Deitz Shea

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People Category: CT Authors, Children's Authors/Illustrators, Kids - 0-4, Kids - 5-7, Kids - 8-10, Young Adult Authors, Teens - 11-13, and Teens - 13 and Up

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  • A two-time winner of the Connecticut Book Award, with books recommended by the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of the Social Studies, American Library Association, Junior Library Guild and other organizations, author and teacher Pegi Deitz Shea has published more than 400 articles, stories, poems and books for readers of all ages. She specializes in diversity and social justice fiction and nonfiction: Abe in Arms, is about a former African boy soldier suffering from PTSD; child labor is the topic of The Carpet Boy’s Gift; refugee lives are featured in the picture book, The Whispering Cloth, its middle grade sequel, Tangled Threads and now a YA novel, Stitch in Time; New England history and human rights are featured in The Taxing Case of the Cows: A True Story About Suffrage, and in Noah Webster: Weaver of Words. Pegi teaches writing at the University of Connecticut and at the Mark Twain House, and she has presented at more than 400 schools, libraries and conferences. For more information, including teachers’ guides and writing workshops, please go to www.pegideitzshea.com.

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  • Titles by This Author:

    Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Story
    Noah Webster: Weaver of Words
    The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee's Story