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Judy Allen Dodson

Judy Allen Dodson is all about books—reading them as a librarian, preserving them as an archivist, and writing them as an author. Her latest book is, The Ashe Brothers: How Arthur and Johnnie Changed Tennis Forever and she’s also the author of Escape from . . . Hurricane Katrina, a Junior Library Guild selection. Judy is the winner of two Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) awards; On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award and the Out From the Margins (OMA). She is the recipient of multiple North Carolina Arts Council grants, a Highlights Foundation Diversity Fellow in Children’s Literature, and the regional co-ambassador for The Authors Guild.

Judy has a passion for celebrating diverse children’s literature and teaching young readers about history. She lives in North Carolina, with her family. Visit her online at judyallendodson.com and follow her on social media.