Laurel  Snyder-My Jasper June

Laurel Snyder


Laurel Snyder is a poet, essayist, and author of picture books and novels for children, including National Book Award nominee Orphan Island, the Theodore Seuss Giesel Award-winner Charlie and Mouse, The Longest Night, Bigger than a Bread Box, and Seven Stories Up. She is also the editor of the nonfiction anthology Half/Life: Jew-ish tales from Interfaith Homes, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a faculty member at Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Atlanta with her family, and can be found online at