Susan Hood is the award-winning author of more than 200 books for young readers who loves talking with kids at author school visits nationwide. ADA’S VIOLIN was the recipient of the 2017 Christopher Award, the 2017 Flora Steiglitz Straus Award from Bank Street, the 2017 América’s Award, and was named a 2017 E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book. New for 2018 were SHAKING THINGS UP: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World and Susan’s first middle grade novel LIFEBOAT 12, which School Library Journal called “an edge-of-your-seat survival tale, an extensively researched work of historical fiction, and an exemplar of the form.” Next up? Susan is collaborating with Thai journalist Pathana Sornhiran and Thai illustrator Dow Phumiruk on a brand-new picture book entitled TITAN AND THE WILD BOARS: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team. In bookstores May, 2019. www.susanhoodbooks.com
3 Fun Facts
1. I was the youngest child in my town to have a library card.
2. I’ve had lunch with Big Bird.
3. I’ve sailed a 38’ sailboat through the Bermuda Triangle where we lost our engine, navigation equipment and lights. We had to reach Bermuda using a handheld sextant and the stars