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If you’re curious about African American children’s book author Becky Birtha, you’ve come to the right place—my website. I hope you’ll enjoy learning about my books and about me. Please visit the different pages to find out more about my life, my classroom visits and other events, and my books, especially Lucky Beans and Grandmama’s Pride. I invite you to also check my blog, Becky & Books, to find out what I’m reading, working on, or currently curious or passionate about.

 August 14-18 — A Workshop and Retreat:

Writing the Children’s Book You Hold in Your Heart

Photo of Pendle Hill with Logo , where Becky Birtha's Children's Book Writing Workshop will be held

Stay on a beautiful 23 acre campus, eat wholesome delicious meals, and be part of a writing community from Sunday August 14 through Thursday August 18, 2016 at Pendle Hill, a Quaker Study, Retreat and Conference Center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.  Learn more or Register

Coming in January, 2017– A new picture book!

Photo of book lying open, representing new picture book by Becky Birtha, Far Apart, Close in Heart

Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being A Family When A Loved One Is Incarcerated

LB_Cover    Grandmama's Pride cover