Michelle Knudsen and Chelsea Clinton

Jul 13, 2022

She Persisted

Nellie Bly

Philomel 2021

Michelle Knudsen is the New York Times best-selling author of fifty books for young readers of all ages, including the award-winning picture book Library Lion and Marilyn's Monster (one of NPR's Best Books of 2015). In our interview we talk about her most recent publication, She Persisted: Nellie Bly (Philomel, 2021), a chapter book biography of the groundbreaking American journalist, and her path to becoming a highly acclaimed children's author. Her next book involves a giant spider who is mistaken for a kitten. Michelle teaches writing at Lesley University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Ourboox, a web platform that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks.

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Mel Rosenberg

Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is co-founder of Ourboox, a web platform with some 240,000 ebooks that allows anyone to create and share flipbooks comprising text, pictures and videos.

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