6 North Café
14438 Clayton Road
Ballwin, MO 63011
Susan Grigsby is a freelance writer and teacher. Her first picture book, IN THE GARDEN WITH DR. CARVER, was named one of The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 by The Bank Street Children's Book Committee; a 2011 Notable Social Studies Trade Book; and received the Growing Good Kids Excellence in Children’s Literature 2011 Award. Her poetry has been published in national literary journals. She is a teaching artist for programs including the St. Louis Poetry Center, Interchange, COCA, and The Center for the Art of Translation’s Poetry Inside Out program.
Sally is a young girl living in rural Alabama in the 1900s. One day, Dr. George Washington Carver shows up to help the grownups with their farms and the children with their school garden. Sally never forgets the lessons this wise man leaves in her heart and mind.
Maya loves contests, so she is excited when her teacher announces that her class will plant a garden like Thomas Jefferson's.. Maya plants her pea seeds with a secret head start--found in Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book. But her friend Shakayla has plans of her own for winning the contest. . .
Autographed books will be available for sale on June 30. Online: www.susangrigsby.com