About Rita

Rita Meade is a public librarian who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has a background in youth services, has professionally reviewed children's books for "School Library Journal," and has written for literary sites including Book Riot and Reading Rainbow. Her debut picture book Edward Gets Messy came out last year from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and this past spring won the first ever Anna Dewdney Read-Together Award which recognizes a picture book that is "both a superb read aloud and also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection." Rita occasionally sings with her colleagues in the library's house band Lost in the Stacks.

Email: RitaMeadeAuthor@gmail.com

Twitter: @ScrewyDecimal

 Photograph by Michael Bialaszewski.

Photograph by Michael Bialaszewski.