Biography

Deborah Hodge is the author of more than 25 books for children. She specializes in writing engaging nonfiction for young readers and loves the challenge of using few words to explain big thoughts. She also enjoys writing picture books.

Many of Deborah’s books have received awards and been published internationally. Her honors include the Children’s Literature Roundtable’s Information Book Award of Canada (won twice), the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and she was the finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Her work has also been selected for ALA’s Top Ten Best Environmental Books for Youth and IBBY’s Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities.

Before she was an author, Deborah was a teacher and curriculum writer for the BC Ministry of Education. She says, “Although I’m not teaching any more, I still feel like I’m talking to my students whenever I write a book. I love the process of trying to create something that young readers will find interesting.”

Deborah was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and lives with her family in Vancouver, BC.

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