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Krystyna Poray Goddu is author of the middle-grade biographies Becoming Emily: The Life of Emily Dickinson and A Girl Called Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, winner of the SCBWI 2017 Golden Kite Honor Book for Nonfiction, as well as  a picture-book about Alicia Markova, An Unlikely Ballerina, and a collective biography, Dollmakers and Their Stories: Women Who Changed the World of Play, and is co-author, with Krystyna Mihulka, of Krysia—A Polish Girl’s Stolen Childhood During World War II: A Memoir. She has also written many books for the educational market, which have been published by Capstone Press, Lerner Books, Black Rabbit Books and Bearport Publishing, and is a regular writer and reviewer of children’s books for Publishers Weekly. She has taught writing, as well as presenting many programs on her books, to middle- and lower-school students in New York City independent schools, and holds a degree in comparative literature from Brown University.