MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

Liz Garton Scanlon / Faculty

Liz Garton Scanlon

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous beloved books for young people, including the highly-acclaimed, Caldecott-honored picture book All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, and her debut novel for middle grade readers, The Great Good Summer

Other picture books include Another Way to Climb a Tree, In the Canyon, Happy Birthday, Bunny!, and Bob, Not Bob, which was co-written by Audrey Vernick. Her books have received numerous starred reviews, been featured in Junior Library Guild and Children's Book of the Month Club, shown up on many best-of-year lists, and been otherwise critically and popularly recognized. Ms. Scanlon is also a poet, a teacher and a frequent & popular presenter at schools, libraries and conferences. She grew up in Colorado and Wisconsin, and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Austin, Texas.