Dean RobbinsKids Non-Fiction
Dean Robbins is a journalist and the award-winning author of the nonfiction children’s picture books, Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass (Scholastic); Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote (Knopf); Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing (Knopf); The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean (Scholastic); Thank You, Dr. Salk!: The Scientist Who Beat Polio and Healed the World (Farrar Straus Giroux); The Fastest Girl on Earth!: Meet Kitty O’Neil, Daredevil Driver!(Knopf); and Mambo Mucho Mambo!: The Dance That Crossed Color Lines (Candlewick). His books have been praised in The New York Times, USA Today, and other publications; featured on Public Radio International; received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews; and chosen for best-of-the-year honors by Smithsonian, Space.com, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, Bank Street College of Education, and the Children’s Book Council, among others. Two Friends was adapted as a short film by Weston Woods Studios. Robbins draws on his journalistic background to interview the subjects of his children’s books, including Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean and NASA’s pioneering computer scientist Margaret Hamilton.