Miriam works with kids, books, and kids' books.
She has written and edited books for all ages, consulted on manuscripts, developed anti-bias preschool curricula, taught creative writing classes, guest lectured, interviewed and led author panels, reviewed books, and engaged in general bookwormery. Miriam currently publishes children's books at Capstone and writes for We Need Diverse Books.
She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they don’t (but she does) sweeten their tea.
Awards and Highlights
Dissertation: "Beyond Racial Innocence: Constructing African American Childhood and Maturity in Children’s Literature 1890s–2010s," 2020
University of Cambridge Kaleidoscope Conference Presenter, 2020 for "Guts and Glory: A Child's Response to Violence and Heroism in Two Illustrated War Narratives"
Best New Poets Award Nominee, 2020
Academy of American Poets Collegiate Award Winner, 2019 for "My Oma Says it is Sacrilege to Drink Wine Cold"
Harry Sherman Writing Award in literary analysis, May 2019 for "Who Will Be a Witness?"
Content Strategist, Capstone
Writer, We Need Diverse Books
Children's Collection Development Consultant, John Bulow Campbell Library
Freelance author, editor, & consultant