Thanks for coming to my site. Here you will find the basic information about my writing life, my books, and information about my author appearances, and other bits and pieces about writing and reading. I do maintain a blog (actually two) and if you visit those you are apt to hear about where I've been and up-to-date information about my books and inspiration for writing.
Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table -- one of my recent books has been named to several honor lists -- (Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table was a finalist for Minnesota's Star of The North Book Award) I am thrilled that readers, librarians, and teachers are adding the book to their bookshelves.
||NEWS -- Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table to be the featured book in President George H. W. Bush's 25th Anniversary celebration of his Points of Lights initiative. The celebration will include an effort to enlist thousands of volunteers to break the Guinness Book of World Records listing for the number of children being read to in a 24-hour period as part of the "Read Across the Globe" initiative. A gigantic conference is planned October 19-21, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas. The record is 238,620 and officials are aiming to go past the 300,000 mark with 10,000 volunteers fanning out to Houston area schools and day care centers during the conference to read aloud the children's book, Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table. Even astronaut Scott Kelly plans to read the book aloud from outer space, although he won't be counted in the tally since he won't be in a classroom.
Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious is now available. I hope you enjoy it as well.
And you may enjoy this interview in the Parents Press - Author's Page: An Interview with Jacqueline Briggs Martin: Biographies show kids how Waters, Allen helped change food culture.
Great news! Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious is a 2014 Distinguished Book from Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California.
Jacqueline Briggs Martin (R) with Alice Waters in Berkeley at the Edible Schoolyard, September 2014 --
and a conversation about biographies ...
Pan Dulce #6: Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford and Jacqueline Briggs Martin--A Conversation
On May 6, 2015, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of picture books Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious and Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table (Readers to Eaters), talks to Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, author of picture books My Tata's Remedies and My Nana's Remedies (Cinco Puntos Press). The conversation is faciliated by Lee Byrd of Cinco Puntos Press.
Internet Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Jacqueline Briggs Martin's Home Page. http://www.jacquelinebriggsmartin.com Mt. Vernon, IA: Jacqueline Briggs Martin, 2000.
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