Glenda Armand

Glenda Armand has had a long career as both a teacher and school librarian in California, near the San Gabriel Mission that Toypurina rebelled against. She has been an active member of the SCBWI since 1998 and writes picture book biographies about people of color who overcome incredible odds to achieve great things. Her first book, Love Twelve Miles Long, received Lee and Low’s New Voices Award. Her second book, Ira’s Shakespeare Dream, received a starred review from School Library Journal. She is also the author of Song in a Rainstorm: The Story of Musical Prodigy Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins and Black Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Find out more about Glenda at

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