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Children's Book Author Judith Josephson

Judith Josephson loves to dig into the past and is fascinated by people's lives. A former teacher, Judith Josephson has written stories, columns, and articles for children. Her award-winning biographies and history books include both nonfiction and fiction for children.


Judith was interviewed on A & E Biography and Discovery television programs about her Allan Pinkerton biography. Her Jesse Owens biography was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. A chapter of her Mother Jones biography is included in an eighth grade reading text, and that biography was voted one of the Sixty Best Books of 1997 by School Library Journal.

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One Book LogoOur Armando and the Blue Tarp School was chosen by One Book, One San Diego 2012, as a companion book to Luis Urrea's Into the Beautiful North. Armando is about teacher David Lynch and his work educating the kids of the Tijuana dump. A children's musical based on the book raised thousands of dollars for David Lynch's foundation.


The Greater San Diego Reading Association selected Edith Fine and Judith Josephson to receive the 2009 International Reading Association's Celebrate Literacy Award for their contributions to literacy, writing, teaching, and for their school visits. Their picture book for older readers, Armando and the Blue Tarp School was nominated for a 2009-2010 California Young Reader medal. Judith has received San Diego Book Awards for Umbrellas (a whimsical jaunt through the history of the umbrella), Growing up in World War Two (part of a childhood history series), Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So-Serious Guide to Clear Communication (illustrated with cartoons) (, Armando and the Blue Tarp School, Nelson Mandela, Who Was Sitting Bull?, and Why Did Cherokees Move West?.

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New Arrivals
Dear Heart: The Courting Letters

Dear Heart:
The Courting Letters

New for YA Readers and adults, available October 2016.

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Picture Books
Armando and the Blue Tarp School

Armando and the
Blue Tarp School

Lee & Low Books, Inc.

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The Loon Alan Pinkerton: The Original Private Eye More Nitty Gritty Grammar Growing Up in Pioneer America Growing Up in a New Century Growing Up in World War II The Monarch Butterfly Nitty-Gritty Grammar Book Mother Jones - Mary Harris Jones Biography Walt Disney: Genius of Entertainment Jesse Owens: Legendary Gold Medal Olympian Nikki Giovanni: Poet of the People Ludwig van Beethoven - Bold Composer Umbrellas Armando and the Blue Tarp School Who Was Sitting Bull Why Did the Cherokees Move West Nelson Mandela Biography Louis Armstrong Biography