Erica’s presentation was amazing! Not only were the students excited to start writing, so were our staff members! – Janelle Jampole, Library Media Specialist, PWCPS (VA)

Erica S. Perl ( is the author of more than forty popular and critically acclaimed books for children. She’s also collaborated on books with Dolly Parton and R.J. Palacio. Erica’s books have received accolades and awards, including the National Jewish Book Award, and three Sydney Taylor Medals (one silver, two bronze). They’ve landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list, as well as multiple State Book Awards and “Best Books” lists. Erica teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program and does writing workshops and presentations at schools, libraries, conferences, and festivals. Her author visits are educational, engaging, and empowering. This may be because she has a theater background, a law degree, and an ice cream truck driver’s license.  

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Books by Erica S. Perl