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Nancy Churnin is the author of THE WILLIAM HOY STORY, HOW A DEAF BASEBALL PLAYER CHANGED THE GAME (Albert Whitman), on the 2016 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids list, the 2017 Texas Library Association's 2X2 and Topaz lists, 2017-2018 Kennebec Valley Book Award Books, the 2018 Illinois School Library Media Association's Monarch Award Master List, Connecticut's 2018 Charter Oak Children's Book Awards list and the 2018-2019 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice awards. 

MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN (Creston Books/Lerner Publishing Group), winner of the 2018 South Asia Book Award is a 2018 Children and Teen's Choice Book Awards finalist, a 2017 Junior Library Guild selection, a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018, a Silver Eureka Award-winner and a Little Free Libraries/Children’s Book Council Pick for the Action Book Club.

CHARLIE MAKES HIS SHOT: HOW CHARLIE SIFFORD BROKE THE COLOR BARRIER IN GOLF is a Silver Eureka Award-winner and Ruby Bridges Reading Festival selection at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, also featured at International Literacy Association's Children Literacy Day in Austin.

IRVING BERLIN, THE IMMIGRANT BOY WHO MADE AMERICA SING is a 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Book and 2019 Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Children. It was featured in the 2018 GREAT BOOKS FOR KIDS by Elizabeth Bird and the Evanston Public Library, in the 31 DAYS, 31 LISTS: 2018 UNIQUE BIOGRAPHIES by Elizabeth Bird and School Library Journal, in the 31 DAYS, 31 LISTS: 2018 NONFICTION PICTURE BOOKS by Elizabeth Bird and School Library Journal; THE BEST JEWISH CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2018 by Marjorie Ingall and Tablet Magazine; the 7 BEST JEWISH BOOKS FOR KIDS by The Children’s Book Review and RONNIE’S AWESOME LIST OF BOOKS that teach about social justice and activism.

THE QUEEN AND THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE was picked for A MIGHTY GIRL’s 2018 list.

MARTIN & ANNE, THE KINDRED SPIRITS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND ANNE FRANK, a March Book Buzz pick for the eMissourian, Children’s Book Council’s Hot Off the Press list and Ruby Bridges Reading Festival selection.

In 2020: BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF BROWN, HOW LAURA WHEELER WARING PAINTED HER WORLD.

In 2020: FOR SPACIOUS SKIES, KATHERINE LEE BATES HEALS A NATION WITH ‘AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL’

A native New Yorker, Nancy is a graduate of Harvard University, with a master's from Columbia University. She lives in North Texas.

You’ll also find her hanging out with her friends and fellow children’s book authors at Nonfiction-Ninjas.com, 19PBbios.com and the Book Meshuggenahs. Nancy is a proud member of SCBWI and 12X12. She loves to Skype and do in person Author Visits. Reach out to her on her Contact Page for details.

Represented by: Karen Grencik, literary agent

Red Fox Literary, 129 Morro Ave., Shell Beach, CA 93449

(805) 459-3327, karen@redfoxliterary.com