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MEET THE AUTHOR: A Conversation with Celia Straus – Author of Livy Little Honey Bee
MEET THE AUTHOR: A Conversation with Celia Straus – Author of Livy Little Honey Bee 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Celia Straus has written hundreds of award-winning shows for television, receiving a 2020 Emmy nomination for Kids Speak Out, a YouTube series on Youth and the pandemic. For years she created and wrote the Emmy-winning Memorial Day Concert on PBS and ADL’s annual Concert Against Hate at the Kennedy Center. Her love for children and dedication to their well-being inspired her YA poetry trilogy, including the national bestseller Prayers on My Pillow, Ballantine 1998. With gifted illustrator Tina Salvesen, she writes children’s picture books, including the BoBo and Iris series. Celia and Tina are also the creators of If An Elephant Can Wear A Mask So Can You: Animal ABCs in both English and Spanish versions. Celia lives in Washington, DC with her husband when not visiting her two grown daughters and adored five grandchildren. read more