Richard Michelson

Richard Michelson’s many books for children, teens and adults have been listed among the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The New Yorker; and among the Best Dozen of the Decade by Amazon.com. He is a three-time Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, a two-time Skipping Stones Multicultural Book Award Winner, and a National Parenting Publication Gold Medalist. Michelson has also received an International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice Award, two Sydney Taylor Gold Medals from the Association of Jewish Libraries, a Harlem Book Fest Phillis Wheatley Honor, and the 2017 National Jewish Book Award.

Michelson served two terms as Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA and hosts Northampton Poetry Radio. His work was chosen to represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival. www.RichardMichelson.com