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Margaret Frothingham is an illustrator and author based in Northampton, MA. She holds a BA in studio art and English from Wheaton College and a dual MA/MFA degree in children’s literature and writing for children at Simmons University. She mainly writes picturebooks and middle grade fiction, but also explores adolescent literature. Themes and topics important to her include disability, gender, child agency, queer identity, and body image. Her art has been featured several small shows, and most recently in an online collaboration titled Bending Creation. In all of her creative pursuits, Margaret hopes to highlight the beauty in the everyday.

 

Margaret also works at the Yiddish Book Center, where she helps plan and execute education programs.

 

Authors and illustrators she admires:

Jan Brett

Emily Gravett

Marla Frazee

Isabelle Arsenault

Kate DiCamillo

Jacqueline Woodson

Virginia Hamilton

Sharon Creech