Books by Krystyna Poray Goddu

BECOMING EMILY by Krystyna Poray Goddu
Released: Feb. 5, 2019

"With select poems, revealing passages from letters, and a richly detailed narrative, this thorough study is sure to entice middle-grade readers to explore one of the 19th century's greatest poets. (timeline, notes, bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
A normalizing portrait of one of Western literature's most enigmatic poets. Read full book review >
AN UNLIKELY BALLERINA by Krystyna Poray Goddu
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Lovers of ballet will be enthralled by this coming-of-age of a 20th-century superstar. (afterword, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 4-7)"
An English girl embraces an unlikely but lifelong passion—dancing ballet. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"Elegant, eye-opening, and memorable. (Memoir. 10-15)"
A young girl endures life as a political prisoner. Read full book review >
A GIRL CALLED VINCENT by Krystyna Poray Goddu
Released: April 1, 2016

"A revealing glimpse of a gifted poet whose impassioned works and acts are sure to capture the imaginations of young readers. (timeline, notes, bibliography) (Biography. 10-16)"
The rags-to-riches story of one of the most popular poets of the Jazz Age has caught the eye of adult biographers repeatedly, and here Goddu brings Millay's action-packed life to light for young readers. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Students will find this useful for reports, and doll-lovers of all ages will enjoy learning more about the women behind last century's most popular dolls. (extensive resource list and bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
The founding editor of Dolls magazine profiles 11 American dollmakers of the 20th century in this well-written overview. Read full book review >