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.

Recent nonfiction books

Books
by Susan Olasky
Posted 5/22/17, 09:28 pm

Scratch 

Manjula Martin

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Shaping a child’s character

Children’s Books | Picture Book of the Year: An orphan and a town transformed by goodness and beauty
by Susan Olasky
Posted 4/11/17, 06:51 pm

WORLD’s selection of 2017 Children’s Books of the Year spans three categories: picture books, middle-grade novels, and middle-grade nonfiction. For the past six months six WORLD staffers and advisers have been on the hunt for the Picture Book of the Year—an artistically excellent book that entertains children and points them to the good, the true, and the beautiful. We found many books with lovely illustrations, but finding quality stories was harder.

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Religiously themed books

Books
by Douglas Flanders, Jenny Lind Schmitt, Kim Henderson & Susan Olasky
Posted 2/27/17, 09:54 am

Church in Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy

Mez McConnell & Mike McKinley 

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