Karen Ackerman


Karen Ackerman

Karen Ackerman (born 1951) is a Humanist-American author of children's books.

Ackerman's first children's book was published in 1982. She has since published over twenty-five books. Her books have won many awards including Parents' Choice, ABA Pick of the List, ALA Notable Books, Children's Book Council/NCSS Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies, New York Library Best List, Horn Book's Best, and School Library Journal Best Books. Her picture-book "Song and Dance Man", illustrated by Stephen Gammell, won the 1989 Caldecott Medal.

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Woodward High School in 1969.


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