Writer. Educator. Urban Environmentalist.
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"This debut picture biography, idealized and inspiring, draws on Wangari Maathai’s autobiographical writing to present an overview of the activist’s life from childhood to the present. Johnson sows her narrative with botanical metaphors: “Her mind was like a seed rooted in rich soil, ready to grow.” STARRED KIRKUS REVIEW
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Jen Cullerton Johnson’s non-fiction children’s book Seeds of Change demonstrates the connection between people and nature. A frank and inspiring invitation into the life and work of Wangari Maathai, Noble Peace Prize Winner and founder of the Greenbelt Movement. For each book bought Jen gives a percentage to help the environment. For each school visit, or workshop, participants plant one tree in solidarity of saving the earth.
She has spoken about Green Literacy and the role of environmental books for children and adults for the EPA, Chicago Green Festival, Saturday Writers, Green Schools Conference, Illinois Reading Council, National Catholic Library Association, and more.
Jen Cullerton Johnson has published fiction and creative nonfiction in literary journals and magazines. She has led writing workshops for high school students, elementary children, and continuing education students where she provides a positive and productive workshop environment where respect and craft coincide. She holds a MFA in Non-Fiction, a MEd in Curriculum and Development and is Illinois certified.
In addition to workshops and writer visits, Jen has won numerous awards and grants for her work, including an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award.Through her work in the schools, Jen helps to plan and create Literacy Festivals, apply for grants, and facilitate teacher in-services.
Jen is a founding member of MuseWrite a literary arts organization based in Chicago, and a board member of Switchback Books, a feminist poetry press. She lives and teaches in Chicago, Illinois.