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Michelle Meadows is the author of many acclaimed books for children. She loves dreaming up new projects and telling stories with heart. Connection, compassion, and family are common themes in her work.


Michelle writes fiction and nonfiction, and her publishers include HarperCollins, Marvel Press/Disney Publishing, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Macmillan. She wrote her first book, THE WAY THE STORM STOPS, in the middle of the night after rocking her son to sleep during a thunderstorm.

Michelle is the author of several Dr. Seuss beginning readers, including GREEN MACHINES and Other Amazing Eco-Inventions, WHAT HUMMING-FISH WISH: How YOU Can Help Protect Sea Creatures, HOW TO LOVE A PONY, and HOW TO LOVE A KITTEN. Michelle wrote JIMMY'S RHYTHM & BLUES: The Extraordinary Life of James Baldwin, MARVEL'S MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR: One Girl Can Make A Difference, MAXIE WIZ AND THE MAGIC CHARMS, FLYING HIGH: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles, and BRAVE BALLERINA: The Story of Janet Collins. Michelle also contributed research and writing to BLACK BALLERINAS: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland.

With a passion for storytelling, Michelle graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and literature. She is represented by literary agent Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio. 

Michelle grew up in Washington D.C. and now lives near the beach in Delaware with her husband, Rich Meadows.

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,

life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."

- Langston Hughes

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