Biography

Deborah Hodge is the author of more than thirty 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 twice winning the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award, winning the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and receiving the honor book distinction for the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature. Her work has also been chosen for such lists as 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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