Skip to main content

Monica Edinger

Biography

Monica Edinger

A familiar presence in the world of children's literature and the author of several books for educators, Monica contributes to a variety of publications including the New York Times Book Review and the Horn Book Magazine in addition to blogging at educating alice. She has helped select the winners of several awards including the Newbery and originated and co-runs School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books. A committed educator, Monica began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone and currently teaches fourth grade at the Dalton School in New York City.

Monica Edinger

Books by Monica Edinger

by Monica Edinger - African American Interest, Children's, Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Racism

When a drought hits in Sierra Leone, nine-year-old Magulu is sold by her father. But an unthinkable chain of events unfolds: a capture by slave traders; weeks in an airless hold; a landing where she is sold and taken aboard the Amistad; a mutiny; a trial that is argued by John Quincy Adams. Narrated in first-person, this fictionalized book of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child.