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 latest book, Elephant's Big Solo, was published in August 2022. Her forthcoming book, Snake's Big Mistake, will slither onto shelves in 2023.
ALA (2011-Present)
SCBWI (2019-Present)
12x12 (2020-Present)
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