Whitney Stewart

Whitney Stewart began writing young adult biographies and meditating after she met and interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the subject of two of her books, in 1987 and lived with a Tibetan refugee family in India. For her next biographies, she trekked with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal, interviewed Burma's Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, and climbed along China's Great Wall to research the lives of Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong. In 2004, Stewart collaborated with Sally Rippin on a picture book about the Buddha, which contains a foreword and meditation suggestion from the 14th Dalai Lama. In addition to nonfiction books, Stewart had published three middle-grade novels.In August 2005, Stewart was trapped in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and evacuated by helicopter from a rooftop. She returned home five months later and volunteered as a creative writing teacher at Sophie B. Wright Charter Middle School. She discovered that her students suffered from post-Katrina upheaval and disorientation. Using meditation, improvisation, and word play, Stewart taught her fifth-grade students to write poetry and short stories.
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Holiday Closing Alert! Memorial Day, 2020   

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As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever,  we're going to be closed for Memorial Day!

That means we're going to be closed, Saturday-Monday May 23rd-25th,  2020.

I know what you're thinking--what???  The whole country's been closed down for two months!  Whaddya mean, you're taking off?  Well, we haven't been closed.  We've been here working harder than ever, due to a wildly increased demand for our services, so honestly, the Crew and I desperately need these days away.  No telephone calls or emails will be answered.  The admin office needs a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, May 26th, to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  And please, don't forget why we honor Memorial Day.  We should never--never--forget The Fallen.  

For those of you already in production, the production crew is running full steam; Judith (QA--Quality assurance, our Princess of Perfection) and Jay (Our Doyenne of Customer Delight) will be here and working, checking books and sending them out, so please, don't worry.  It's just we lazybones in the admin office that need a break!