Miranda Paul

SMCM Alum and Author

About Miranda

Miranda Paul took her first class on writing for children with Lucille Clifton at St. Mary’s College of Maryland while pursuing her degree in English and acquiring a secondary education teaching certificate. She is a past recipient of the Michael S. Glaser Award for Creative Writing and the Natalie and Ben Parran Award for Excellence in Education. Miranda is also the administrator of RateYourStory.org, a critique website for writers, and a campaign team member for the advocacy organization, We Need Diverse Books.

As a freelancer, she’s gained more than 100 publishing credits, including nonfiction articles, poems, and digital stories for children. Miranda’s forthcoming title, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia was recently named a Junior Library Guild selection.

She has three additional children’s titles to be released in 2015 and 2016:

  • Water is Water (Neal Porter Books/Macmillan, 2015),
  • 10 Little Ninjas (Knopf/Penguin Random House) and
  • Helping Hands (Lerner/Millbrook).

Visit her on the web at www.mirandapaul.com or, you know, at the social media hangouts.

Opportunities to meet with Miranda!

Monday, September 22

  • Join PEACE students from earlier this year in the Great Room for dinner


Tuesday, September 23

  • Dinner with students and faculty in Great Room


Wednesday, September 24

  • 4:30 PM – Gambia Open House “Promoting PEACE worldwide – Miranda Paul’s Story” meeting with students interested in hearing about her story with Gambia, May Russell Lodge
  • Dinner with students and faculty

Gambia Open House

Wednesday, Sep. 24th, 4:30pm

Trinity Church Rd

St Marys City, MD

“Promoting PEACE worldwide – Miranda Paul’s Story”

To meet Miranda and hear more about her experience with Gambia, please join us!

May Russell Lodge