I’m the author of the picture books Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (Lee & Low Books, 2022) and I Love You for Miles and Miles, illustrated by Mike Yamada (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017). I have two more picture books forthcoming.
Before becoming a children’s writer, I worked for economic justice organizations and co-wrote the resource guide, Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation (Soft Skull Press, 2007). My articles about giving, activism, and economic justice have been published in magazines and journals.
I vividly remember my introduction to the editing process in the fourth grade and I still find cutting and pasting to be thrilling. These days I love researching everything from marine life to contemporary art for my books. I’ve also blogged about activism in children’s literature at The Bull Horn (formerly called M is for Movement). I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Grub Street, The Writing Barn, and The Writers’ Loft.
In addition to writing, I offer critique services for picture book creators.
I’m also a co-founder of Candleschtick.
Signed copies of my books are available from Porter Square Books.
Interviews and posts:
- “Exploring the Art of Research with Author Alison Goldberg” (24 Carrot Writing, 5/31/22)
- “Art from the Everyday: A Guest Post by Alison Goldberg” (Lee & Low Blog, 5/18/22)
- “Get to Know… Alison Goldberg!” (Jarrett Lerner, 12/21/18)
- “Goals for Promoting Your Debut Picture Book” (24 Carrot Writing, 7/9/18)
- “Sharing a Love of Reading” (Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, 5/18/18)
- “10 Recent Picture Books With a Lot of Heart” (PragmaticMom, 2/14/18)
- “Celebration of Life Day and Interview with Alison Goldberg” (Celebrate Picture Books, 1/22/18)
- “I Love You for Miles and Miles” (Karlin Gray, 1/8/18)
- “Love and excavators” (Kate Tuttle, The Boston Globe, 12/22/17)
- “Two-Debut Interview” (Picture the Books, 12/21/17)
- “Interview with Alison Goldberg” (Pine Reads Review, 12/15/17)
- “Author Spotlight: Alison Goldberg” (Kidlit 411, 12/15/17)
- “Alison Goldberg: Will Write for Cookies” (Vivian Kirkfield, 12/9/17)
- “Meet world-changing author Alison Goldberg” (Jess Keating Presents: The Curious Creative 12/17)
- “Children’s Book Authors And Their Little Free Libraries” (Book Riot, 5/12/17)
- “Meet Alison Goldberg, #Kidlit Picture Book Debut Author” (Writers’ Rumpus, 3/14/17)
- “Alison Goldberg’s Big Moment!” (Books in the Meadow, 1/21/16)