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Sarah Albee

Sarah Albee is the New York Times bestselling author of nonfiction books for kids ages 6 to 14. Recent and forthcoming titles include Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries; North America: A Foldout Graphic History; Dog Days of History; and POISON: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines.


History Kids Care About

How do you go to the bathroom in a suit of armor? Were there dogs on the Mayflower? What's a fast-acting poison that can't be traced? What insect has caused the most misery in human history? When was underwear invented? A lively, interactive discussion about the history that kids really want to know about.

Sarah Albee

45 Minute Program

Dig Deep! How to Find Facts and Reliable Sources

The past is what happened. History is the stories we choose to tell about the past. Now more than ever, new stories with varying perspectives are being discovered and shared. Sarah shows kids how to find facts and assess online sources to tell the best stories they can.

Sarah Albee

45 Minute Program

Make it Snappy! A Nonfiction Writing Workshop

Many kids think great writers are born knowing how to write, but that's definitely not true. Everyone can learn a few strategies to improve their writing, whether it's fiction, nonfiction, personal narrative or biography. Sarah will share some tips and tricks for kid writers who want to get to the next level.

Sarah Albee

45 Minute Program

Research, Write, Revise!: A Nonfiction Writer's Process

Sarah gives kids a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be a nonfiction writer, and then shares some fascinating research stories and cool historical anecdotes that kids definitely won't find in their textbooks.

Sarah Albee

45 Minute Program

Sarah Albee is the New York Times bestselling author of nonfiction books for kids ages 6 to 14. Recent and forthcoming titles include Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries; North America: A Foldout Graphic History; Dog Days of History; and POISON: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines. She also writes biographies for younger readers. Subjects include Alexander Hamilton, Helen Keller, Jane Goodall, and George Washington. She lives in Connecticut and visits school around the country.

For Kids: Twelve Fun Facts About Sarah

  • She’s the youngest of four kids.
  • Her favorite food is a perfectly ripe mango.
  • She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in South Burlington, Vermont.
  • She was the second-shortest girl in her seventh grade class, but then grew nine inches in a year and a half, topping out at 5’10.”
  • She was captain of both her basketball and track teams in high school—they were state champs.
  • She plays the violin. She also loves opera, especially Mozart operas.
  • When she was growing up, her family had lots of dogs and cats, and also chickens, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, and an ornery watch-turkey named Simon who used to chase visitors up the walkway. Some of these visitors included boys who were there to pick up her older sister for a date. Awkward.
  • She graduated from Harvard, and was a member of the humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon.
  • She lived in Cairo, Egypt for a year, where she played semi-pro basketball and worked as an editor.
  • She speaks varying amounts of Italian, French, and Arabic. (She knows how to argue with a referee in Arabic.)
  • Her first big job out of college was at Sesame Street. She worked there for nine years.
  • Her favorite books to read are anything about the history of medicine, disease, and sanitation. Her favorite author of books for adults is P.G. Wodehouse.

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