Laura Atkins

Laura Atkins is an author, teacher, and independent children’s book editor with over 20 years of editorial experience. She worked at Children’s Book Press, Orchard Books, and Lee and Low Books, helping to produce winners of the Coretta Scott King Award and American Library Association Notable Book selections, among others. She taught creative writing at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) in London, where she also received her MA in children’s literature, and she completed her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2016. In addition to co-writing Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Laura is the author of the lighthearted picture book Sled Dog Dachshund (Minted Prose Press). Passionate about diversity and equity in children’s books, Laura is based in Berkeley, California, where she lives with her daughter.


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It Can Happen Here! The Fred Korematsu Story


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