David L. Harrison

David HarrisonWe’re extremely proud to count David L. Harrison among Project OpenBook’s contributors. David’s first book for children The Boy With a Drum, was released in 1969 and eventually sold over two million copies. In 1972, David won national recognition when he received the Christopher Award for The Book of Giant Stories.

Since then David has published seventy-seven original titles that have sold more than fifteen million copies and earned numerous honors.

He has been anthologized in more than one hundred books and appeared in dozens of magazines and professional journals. His work has been translated into twelve languages and presented in numerous media. His poetry inspired Sandy Asher’s school play, Somebody Catch My Homework, which has been produced in the United States and abroad. Jesse and Grace, a fourth-grade best friends’ play in poetry, has been praised for its honesty of characters and use of art and music.

David’s SKY HIGH ON READING program was the International Reading Association’s nationwide winner in 2001. The Missouri Librarian Association presented him with its 2007 Literacy Award for the body of his work.

You can learn more about David at his fantastic website and blog.

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