Laurie Ann Thompson (Author)

Laurie Ann Thompson

A former software engineer, Laurie Ann Thompson now writes for young people to help them understand the world we live in so they can help make it a better place for all. She strives to write nonfiction that encourages imagination and fiction that reflects universal truths, as seen in Emmanuel’s Dream, a picture book biography of a man who changed his country’s perceptions of disability (winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, an ALA Notable Book, a CCBC Choice, and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, among dozens of other accolades); Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans, a picture book biography of the U.S. Senator; Be a Changemaker, an inspiring how-to guide for teens who want to change the world; fiction picture book My Dog Is The Best; and the Two Truths And A Lie series for middle-grade readers (co-authored with Ammi-Joan Paquette). She lives near Seattle with her family and pets.