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    May 2022 Visit with Miranda Paul at New Albany Primary 

    Miranda Paul is a award-winning children’s author of One Plastic Bag and Water is Water, both named Junior Library Guild selections. Her titles have received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly in addition to being named to several recommended and “best of” reading lists. 10 Little Ninjas also was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month (August 2016). Miranda makes regular appearances at schools, libraries, and bookstores, and has been a guest presenter at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center along with environmental activist Isatou Ceesay. Miranda also serves as Mentorship chair for We Need Diverse Books™ (, volunteers for Books for Africa, and is a regional advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers (Wisconsin Chapter). She believes in working hard, having fun, and being kind. Learn more about her current and forthcoming titles at

    Special thanks to our sponsors for supporting our Miranda Paul visit: The New Albany Community Foundation, NAWN, the Primary PTO, and the White family.  


  • Speak Up

    by Miranda Paul Year Published: 2020

    When something really matters, one voice can make a difference. This spirited, vibrant picture book celebrates diversity and encourages kids to speak up, unite with others, and take action when they see something that needs to be fixed.

    Join a diverse group of kids on a busy school day as they discover so many different ways to speak up and make their voices heard! From shouting out gratitude for a special treat to challenging a rule that isn't fair, these young students show that simple, everyday actions can help people and make the world a better place.

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  • Little Libraries

    by Miranda Paul Year Published: 2019

    Little Free Libraries can be found from Minneapolis to El Paso, Canada to Brazil, Ireland to Pakistan, western Uganda to South Korea—in short, around the world. This global phenomenon began with one man named Todd in a small Wisconsin town who built a schoolhouse-shaped “library” as a tribute to his late mother, a teacher and lover of books. At first not even his neighbors paid much attention. This engaging informational picture book describes the perseverance of Todd and a friend who worked to garner interest in Little Free Libraries, and how the phenomenon slowly spread—first in Todd’s town, then in Wisconsin, then nationally, and finally around the world. It also shares stories of some of the places where Little Free Libraries have made a difference. The friendly narrative is set against distinctive acrylic illustrations suggesting paint on wood, while end matter includes more information about Little Free Libraries, founder Todd Bol and others along with a bibliography

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  • I am Farmer

    by Miranda Paul Year Published: 2019

    Discover the true story of how environmentalist Farmer Tantoh is transforming the landscape in his home country of Cameroon.  When Tantoh Nforba was a child, his fellow students mocked him for his interest in gardening. Today he's an environmental hero, bringing clean water and bountiful gardens to the central African nation of Cameroon. Authors Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul share Farmer Tantoh's inspiring story.

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  • Beyond

    by Miranda Paul Year Published: 2021

    Journey far beyond our solar system and explore the marvels of interstellar space. A wonder-filled poem and spectacular illustrations bring readers across the observable universe to encounter dwarf planets, black holes, brand-new stars, and other incredible phenomena. Award-winning author Miranda Paul and illustrator Sija Hong present a fresh and fascinating journey to the outer reaches of outer space.

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