Donna Jo Napoli
Donna Jo Napoli is a distinguished academic in the field of linguistics and teaches at Swarthmore College. She is also the author of more than 80 books for young readers, many of which have been translated into multiple languages. Napoli has won numerous awards for her work, including the Golden Kite Award given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Sydney Taylor Award given by the Association of Jewish Libraries, and the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
MFOB FEATURED BOOK: Fish Girl
In this fantastic graphic novel, a young mermaid, called Fish Girl, lives in a boardwalk aquarium. When she meets an ordinary girl, their friendship sparks Fish Girl’s desire to escape and seek a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brimming with jaw-dropping art by triple Caldecott winner David Weisner, Fish Girl’s story is a modern-day fairy tale filled with self-discovery, friendship, and mermaids.