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Janet Wong: 2021 NCTE Awardee: Excellence in Poetry for Children

NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children

2021 Award Recipient

Janet S. Wong

After a career working at Universal Studios, studying law at Yale, and working as a substitute teacher, Janet S. Wong turned to publishing and writing children’s books. Her first 21 books, written over two decades, were published by Simon & Schuster, Harcourt, and FSG; then, in 2012, through Pomelo Books, she (with Sylvia Vardell) began to focus on anthologies that include other poets’ work. She strives to create books that contain engaging poems for children and mini-lessons or useful tidbits for teachers, librarians, and administrators. She has spent time volunteering for literacy groups, and she was honored with appointments to the NCTE Commission on Literature, the NCTE Award for Excellence in Children’s Poetry committee, and the IRA Notable Books for a Global Society committee. Janet recently curated the anthology Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving with Sylvia Vardell.

Learn more about Janet.

DMU Timestamp: April 15, 2021 22:58

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