Honest history books for kids, monster trucks, and 'The Truth About Poop'

On the Why We Write podcast, creative writing faculty Susan Goodman talks about her adventures as a writer and telling kids the truth in her books.

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Children's book author and Lesley creative writing faculty Susan Goodman writes books that are humorous, honest, and sometimes historical. Case in point, her book titles include "The Truth About Poop," "The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial,” and "See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House."

Susan Goodman and Erika Dawes sit on steps outside holding a copy of one of Susan's books
Author Susan Goodman and Professor Erika Dawes

Susan's award-winning books grow out of her myriad interests, and never fail to engage and enlighten young readers.

In this episode, literacy specialist, Classroom Bookshelf blogger, and Professor Erika Thulin Dawes interviews Susan about how she got into kids' books, fostering other creative writers, and more.

Read more about our low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program. You can also learn more about Susan on her website.

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