University of Iowa

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of twenty-one picture books for children, including the Caldecott-Award-winning Snowflake Bentley. She is the author of two 2017 picture books—Creekfinding (University of Minnesota Press, illus. by Claudia McGehee) and Roy Choi and the Street Food Re-mix (Readers to Eaters; co-authored with June Jo Lee, illus. by Man One). Martin is on the faculty of Hamline University’s M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults Program.

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Coincidence? Mystery? Magic? How does the white cow get away in Tres Seymour’s Hunting the White Cow? How does the crayon in Harold’s Purple Crayon come to have special powers? Some books leave us with questions, leave us wondering. And often those are the books we best remember, the ones readers of all ages think about and talk about again and again.