Penny Colman is a widely published author of books, essays, stories, and articles for all ages. The awards for her books include the American Library Association Best of the Best for the Twenty-first Century and Publishers Weekly Best Book. In addition to her research and writing, she does extensive picture research and takes photographs for her books.
A graduate of The University of Michigan and The Johns Hopkins University, Penny Colman has been a teacher, director of an antipoverty agency, and a school board member. A popular speaker, she has appeared on television and radio, including with Linda Wertheimer on “Morning Edition,’ National Public Radio and on Book TV, C-Span2. Her books include: Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on The Home Front in World War II; Thanksgiving: The True Story; and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World. She has taught nonfiction literature and creative writing at various colleges and universities, including Teachers College, Columbia University and Queens College, The City University of New York, where she was a Distinguished Lecturer from 2003-2010.