Amy Ignatow

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Amy Ignatow (born September 15, 1977) is an American author, illustrator, and cartoonist who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is best known for the children's book series, The Popularity Papers.

Personal life[edit]

Ignatow was born and raised in Huntington, New York, on Long Island. She graduated from Huntington High School in 1995.[1] She attended SUNY Oneonta and later transferred to study illustration at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, graduating magna cum laude in 2002.[2]

Her brother is sociology professor Gabe Ignatow.[3] The poet David Ignatow is a cousin of hers.

Bibliography[edit]

The Popularity Papers[edit]

Main article: The Popularity Papers
  1. Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Apr 2010)
  2. The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Mar 2011)
  3. Words of (Questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Oct 2011)
  4. The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Apr 2012)
  5. The Awesomely Awful Melodies of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Mar 2013)
  6. Love and Other Fiascos with Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Oct 2013)

Professional career[edit]

Her first book, The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang, was published by Amulet Books in spring 2010. Positive reviews of the book appeared in The New York Times,[4] School Library Journal,[5] and other publications and review web sites, such as KidLiterate.[6]

The second book in the series, The Popularity Papers: The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang, was released in March 2011.[7] The third book in the series, The Popularity Papers: Words of (Questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang was released in October 2011, according to Amulet Books.[8] The fourth book, The Popularity Papers: Book Four: The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang, was released in April 2012.

According to her author biography, Ignatow has worked as a teacher, a farmer, a florist, a short-order vegan cook, a ghostwriter for Internet personal ads, a telefundraiser, a wedding singer, and an air-brush face and body painter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Peggy (July 27, 2010). "Artist's first book revisits the LI of her youth". Newsday. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Moore College of Art & Design - Alumnae Websites". Moore.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ Ignatow, Gabe. "Gabe Ignatow | University of North Texas - Academia.edu". Unt.academia.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ Feinberg, Barbara (2010-06-04). "Bound by Friendship". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Review of the Day: The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow « A Fuse #8 Production". Blog.schoollibraryjournal.com. 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ "LOOKING AHEAD: The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow". Kidliterate.com. 2009-11-30. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  7. ^ "The Popularity Papers Book Two: The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang". Abramsbooks.com. 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ "The Popularity Papers Book Three: Words of (Questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang". Abramsbooks.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 

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