Judy Allen Dodson

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Judy Allen Dodson is a librarian, archivist, and children’s book author. The winner of the 2016 SCBWI On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award and a recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Grant, she’s a member of SCBWI, the regional co-ambassador for the Authors Guild, and a former member of the Coretta Scott King Archives and History Committee.

Through her lens of an authentic and experienced voice, Judy’s purpose is to teach young children about Black History through the stories of unsung heroes. Her passion is to give Black children books where they see characters that look like them and know that they too can aspire to be great.

“The best part about writing for young people is that I get to take them on journeys that will positively impact their lives forever. From history to the fantastical, we’ll explore new adventurous worlds together." Her book, Escape From Hurricane Katrina (Little Bee Book, July 2021) is a 2021 Junior Library Guild selection.

She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and two children.

Learn more at Judy Allen Dodson’s official website


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