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Amy Alznauer

Born:
Connection to Illinois: Alznauer lives in Chicago.

Biography: Amy Alznauer has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches calculus and number theory classes at Northwestern University. She is the managing editor for the SCBWI-IL Prairie Wind.


Awards:
    "The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity"
  • -- TOP 10 BIOGRAPHIES FOR YOUTH - BOOKLIST
  • -- TOP 10 BEST SCI-TECH BOOKS FOR YOUTH 2020 - BOOKLIST
  • -- CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY'S BEST OF THE BEST LIST 2020
  • -- 2021 CAPITOL CHOICES NOTEWORTHY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
  • -- CSMCL’S BEST BOOKS OF 2020
  • -- AAAS/SUBARU-SB&F PRIZE: EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE BOOKS FINALIST
  • -- SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS ORIGINAL ART SHOW SELECTION
  • -- Starred Review, Kirkus
  • -- Starred Review, Booklist
  • -- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • "The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor"
  • -- New York Times, Best 25 Children’s Books of 2020
  • "Flying Paintings: The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and Art"
  • -- Starred Review, Booklist
  • -- Starred Review, BCCB
  • -- Honoree, Frisbee Award for Children’s Reading Round Table Award for Children’s Nonfiction, 2021

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Twitter: https://twitter.com/amyalznauer
Website: https://www.amyalz.com
WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Amy++Alznauer


Selected Titles

Flying Paintings: The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and Art
ISBN: 1536204285 OCLC: 1139354442

CANDLEWICK Press, [Place of publication not identified] 2020.

The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan
ISBN: 0763690481 OCLC: 1109439990

Candlewick [Place of publication not identified] 2020

If Ramanujan could crack the number 1 open and find infinity, what secrets would he discover inside other numbers?--Back cover.

The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 1592702953 OCLC: 1119481708

Enchanted Lion Books 2020

When she was young, the writer Flannery O'Connor was captivated by the chickens in her yard. She'd watch their wings flap, their beaks peck, and their eyes glint. At age six, her life was forever changed when she and a chicken she had been training to walk forwards and backwards were featured in the Pathe News, and she realized that people want to see what is odd and strange in life. But while she loved birds of all varieties and kept several species around the house, it was the peacocks that came to dominate her life.--Provided by publisher.

 

 

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