Award-winning author Jessica Young grew up in Canada, but these days she calls Tennessee home. The same things make her happy now as when she was a kid: dancing, painting, music, digging in the dirt, picnics, reading, and writing. She also loves sharing her passion for writing and creativity with kids. Jessica was a teacher for twenty years, and she loves working with teachers and library media specialists to tailor presentations to best suit student needs. Find more information about school visits on the Teachers and Kids page of her website: www.jessicayoungbooks.com.
Jessica’s award-winning debut picture book My Blue is Happy is a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title and 2016-2017 Volunteer State Book Award nominee. It was included on the 2014 Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, the Texas Library Association’s 2014 2×2 Reading List, the Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets 2013 and 2015 Forest of Reading Blue Spruce list, and the Library of Congress/Center for the Book’s 52 Great Reads list. Jessica is also the author of Spy Guy the Not-So-Secret Agent, the Finley Flowers chapter book series and the early chapter book series Haggis and Tank Unleashed.