Cristina Kessler


Cristina Kessler is an award-winning author of nine children’s books set in Africa, where she lived for 19 years. She’s received the Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award from the ASPCA for Excellence in Humane Literature for Young Readers; the Africana Honor Book Award, from the African Studies Association, honoring outstanding books about Africa for children and young adults; and has been included many times on The Notable Books for a Global Society list. She always writes about nature or cross-cultural topics. Cristina is an avid bird-watcher who has a personal list of birds from all seven continents. She’s even hugged a penguin in Antarctica! In 2001, Cristina and her husband, Joe, moved from the Sahara in Mali to the sea on St. John.
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