David L. Harrison has published 101 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for young readers and educational books for teachers. His work has been anthologized in 200 books; translated into twelve languages; presented on television, radio, stage, and video stream; sandblasted in the sidewalk at Phoenix’s main library, and painted on a bookmobile in Colorado. In Springfield, a conference room in The Library Center and David Harrison Elementary School are named for him. David has given keynote talks, commencement addresses, and been featured at hundreds of conferences, workshops, and schools across America. He holds science degrees from Drury and Emory universities and two honorary doctorates of letters. Among dozens of awards, two of David’s books of poetry have represented Missouri at the National Book Fair in Washington, D.C. The Society of Midland Authors honored his book of poetry, Now You See Them, Now You Don’t, with its Children’s Nonfiction Literary Award for books in 2016. In 2020, he received the first Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature medal for the body of his work. David lives with his wife, Sandy, in Springfield, Missouri. See more at http://davidlharrison.com . His blog is http://davidlharrison.wordpress.com .
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