Sarah Kurpiel is a librarian by day and self-taught picture book author/illustrator by night and weekend. Her stories are inspired by animals, nature, and everyday life. Sarah hopes her work brings a bit of happiness into the worldand a bit of disability representation too. She uses a power wheelchair and considers her disability an important part of her identity.
Sarah's debut picture book, Lone Wolf (Greenwillow, 2020) received a starred review from the School Library Journal and was a Summer Kids' Indie Next Pick. Her book Original Cat, Copy Cat (Greenwillow, 2021) was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Sarah's forethcoming books, Elephant's Big Solo and Snake's Big Mistake, both published by Greenwillow, will hit shelves in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
ALA (2011-Present)
SCBWI (2019-Present)
12x12 (2020-Present)
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