AOBF Student and TerryWelcome to the site of writer, Terry Farish.   

I’m here with students at Hardy Middle School in Washington D.C. An Open Book Foundation invited me to speak about The Good Braider to eighth grade classes. This remarkable foundation presented each student with a copy of the book.

The Good Braider, published by Skyscape and Recorded Books,  is now available in paperback and audio.   

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NEWS!  Terry’s forthcoming novel is entitled Either the Beginning or the End of the World. “This tale of first love features Sofie, the 17-year-old daughter of a Cambodian immigrant and a Scottish fisherman, and a young army medic back from Afghanistan, exploring themes of intergenerational trauma and the immigrant experience. Publication:  fall 2015.”   The novel, set on the New Hampshire Seacoast, is published by Carolrhoda Lab.

 

Studying With Jan or, how I became a children’s book writer

Studying With Jan or, how I became a children’s book writer
I wrote this essay in appreciation  for Jan Mark.  Jan was a two-time winner of the Carnegie Medal, the award given to England’s most outstanding

Reader’s Guides and Teachers’ Resources

Reader’s Guides and Teachers’ Resources
Literature of War  Reading List on “Literature of War for Children and Young Adults” created for the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts conference

A Folktale Journeys with its Tellers

A Folktale Journeys with its Tellers
My article, “From a Bhutanese Farm to Small-Town America:  A Folktale Journeys with its Tellers” was published in Bookbird, A Journal of  International Chidlren’s Literature.