Children's Literature

Jeff has done national work in the area of literacy and children’s literature for the last twenty-four years.  He authored the Story Corner section of Teaching Tolerance Magazine during his tenure at The Southern Poverty Law Center.  Story Corner offers educators and young children a folk tale, fable, fairy tale, or parable that highlights the transformative power of people (and animals) working for peace and justice.  His first children’s book, Rhinos & Raspberries, won the Golden Lamp Award, the Association of Educational Publishers’ highest honor.  Jeff was also very fortunate to have Lois Lowry - two-time winner of the Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children - write the forward to his first children’s book.  

“When I grow up I want to be a children’s author.

                                   ~ Jeff, 2017 ~

Below are a few selections of Jeff’s work in the area of children’s literature.  See some wonderful retellings he did for Teaching Tolerance Magazine’s Story Corner Department, read some original children’s stories like Wildcat Goes A Bragging and Crocodile & Ghost Bat Have a Hullabaloo, find out more about his award-winning Rhinos & Raspberries book, see how children have interatcted and illustrated his stories, and find some valuable reviews of both children’s and adolescent literature that is worth adding to your library.


© Jeff Sapp 2015