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Jen Harrison currently teaches English Composition and Composition Skills at East Stroudsburg University. She completed her PhD in Children's and Victorian Literature at Aberystwyth University in Wales, in the UK. There she also acted as an instructor teaching undergraduate courses on literature and literary theory, as well as further education courses on Children's Literature and Creative Writing. After a brief spell in administration, Jen then trained as a secondary school English teacher, and worked for several years teaching Secondary School English, working independently as a private tutor of English, and working in nursery and primary schools as a substitute teacher. After moving from the UK to the USA in 2016, Jen is very happy to have returned to higher education. Her current research focuses on three primary areas in the field of children’s literature: reader-writer relationships, thing-theory, and the supernatural; she is a reviewer for the International Research Society for the Study of Children’s Literature (IRSCL), as well as the Children's Book Review. Jen also writes an academic blog on Children's Literature, Worrisome Words: http://quantum.esu.edu/faculty/jharrison/. You can also find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.harrison.73594

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Vincent Can’t Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky tells the story of his life from the point of view of the artist’s restless quest for vision and creation, culminating with the satisfaction of finally completing The Night Sky.

This picture-book tells the heart-breaking story of James Castle, an artist who grew up unloved by his family and community because of his deafness.

Celebrating the length, diversity and strength of this extraordinary woman’s life, Before She Was Harriet urges readers to remember her humanity as well as her fame.

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, a true-life narrative, tells the story of one of the foremost women in computing history and science: Grace Hopper, the woman who revolutionized binary computer code.