Judy Allen Dodson
Librarian turned writer or maybe writer turned librarian I should say. By day I'm a librarian/archivist and genealogy specialist working in a public library. By night I'm an emerging children's book writer.
My purpose is to teach young children about history. My passion is to write for children so that they understand the rich history that African Americans have contributed to our country. I want African American children to see themselves in books and know that they too can aspire to be great.
Awards and Recognition
- 2016 SCBWI On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award Winner. Winning manuscript, Fast Friends, the story of Jesse Owens and Marty Glickman’s inspiring relationship during the race for the gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. For more information visit: https://www.scbwi.org/scbwi-announces-on-the-verge-emerging-voices-award-winners/