Susan Olasky

Susan is a book reviewer, story coach, feature writer and editor for WORLD. She has authored eight historical novels for children and teaches twice a year at World Journalism Institute. Susan resides with her husband, Marvin, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @susanolasky.

Reading menagerie

Children’s Books | Four picture books about animals
by Susan Olasky
Posted 7/18/19, 03:21 pm

A Father’s Love

Hannah Holt

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Long obedience

Adoption | Where are they now? A return visit to the Cooneys of Maryland
by Susan Olasky
Posted 6/08/19, 01:14 am

When WORLD in 2005 described the lifestyle of Terri and Jim Cooney (see “Leading by example,” Jan. 22, 2005), they had recently completed their ninth adoption, a teenager from Ghana severely burned by a witch. Their 2,000-square-foot house in Harford County, Md., was a hive of activity. Kids they had taken in—many with physical and emotional disabilities—were regularly hanging onto Terri, who stayed home with them while Jim taught school.

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Whimsical words

Children’s Books | Four poetry picture books
by Susan Olasky
Posted 4/25/19, 03:30 pm

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems

Paul B. Janeczko, ed.

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