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/HarperCollins, 2020) received a starred review from the School Library Journal and was a Summer Kids' Indie Next Pick. Her next picture book, Original Cat, Copy Cat, also published by Greenwillow, will hit shelves in August 2021.
ALA (2011-Present)
SCBWI (2019-Present)
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