Making a Difference in Kids' Lives, One Book at a Time(R)
Trudy is a nationally acclaimed speaker and an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that helps kids cope with and thrive in their social world. She has received rave reviews nationwide from educators, experts, organizations, and parents at schools and conferences around the US for her passion and compassion in addressing peer aggression and friendship issues.
An active member of the International Bullying Prevention Association, Trudy collaborates with leading US experts and organizations, including the Committee for Children, and has been featured in numerous national and regional media outlets. She has also served as content advisor for Sesame Street Workshop's "Good Birds Club" TV episode and as an expert panel member on Sesame Street's video series on bullying.
Trudy's books have received numerous awards and citations including the IBPA Gold Benjamin Franklin Award, the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award, NAPPA's Gold Medal for Books, Mom's Choice Gold Awards, Moonbeam Children's Books Gold Award, and are included in the Cooperative Children's Book Center's Best of the Year Selection, ADL's "Read4Respect" Program Book Selection, NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Books for Young People Selection, National Crime Prevention Council's Circle of Respect Book Club Selection, Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal Best Picture Books Selection, and Scholastic Instructor Recommended Back-to-School Picks.
"Because the social world of today's children is very complex and difficult to navigate, I try to include in my stories the wisdom and insights of young readers so that my books resonate with the authenticity of their life experiences and views," she says. "I also have the added pleasure of tapping into my own inner child--letting her laugh, cry, and simply breathe."
For more information about Trudy, her books, school visits, conference keynotes, and workshop presentations, please visit www.trudyludwig.com.