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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 discusses her path to becoming a writer, and then gives kids a brief introduction to some of her books. She discusses how writers choose a topic, and then delves into her research process, which often takes an “unconventional” turn, given the unusual slant on history that her books focus on. Young writers will also learn how a professional author faces many of the same revision challenges they do, and Sarah gives tips for improving a piece of writing and creating clear, interesting prose.

About the Author

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.

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