Caren Stelson

Caren Stelson lives in Minneapolis and has worked as a teacher, educational consultant, and freelance writer. In 2009, she earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story was published in 2016 by Carolrhoda Books and was named a 2016 National Book Award Longlist selection and a 2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book. In January 2017, Caren traveled to Nagasaki to present Sachiko Yasui with her own copy of Sachiko.

Caren continues to write and teach, and she is an active member of the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee.

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