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Amy Ignatow - Author and Illustrator

By Rick Mohr

Colorful Mt Airy author and illustrator Amy Ignatow creates pithy, funny, adventurous books for middle-grade kids (secretly enjoyed by grownups too). Around ages 8-12 kids start to make decisions for themselves and navigate social groups, so there’s lots of room for Amy to weave drama and humor. It’s a time when kids “find their people” -- and as Amy says “it’s a lot easier to dismiss a bully if you have friends to connect with.” She reads and discusses passages from her “Odds” books, in which a group of kids who normally wouldn’t be caught dead together warily join forces after discovering they’ve gained (mild) super powers, like being able to teleport but only 4 inches to the left.Podcast website: https://nwphillypodcast.netMore about Amy Ignatow:Moore College of Art bioPopularity Papers BlogPlot summaries for Odds series and Popularity PapersRevenge of the Sis (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #7)Video of a funny one-minute play Amy wrote

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