Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Susan Campbell Bartoletti (born 1958) is an American writer of children's literature. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but eventually the family ended up in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Susan started as an English teacher and inspired many students before deciding to pursue writing in earnest. She sold her first short story in 1989. Three years later in 1992 she published her first picture book, Silver at Night. She held a rigid routine, awaking early in the morning in order to write before she left to teach. In 1997 she turned to writing full-time. Susan has since returned to inspiring future writers. She teaches writing classes at a number of MA and MFA programs, among them Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Additionally she leads workshops offered through the Highlights Foundation. Now, she lives at Moscow, Pennsylvania.




  • Silver at Night (1994)
  • Dancing with Dziadziu (1997)
  • No Man's Land: A Young Soldier's Story (1999)
  • A Coal Miner's Bride : The Diary of Anetka Kaminska (2000), Dear America Series
  • The Christmas Promise (2001), Blue Sky Press[1]
  • The Journal of Finn Reardon : A Newsie (2003), My Name is America Series
  • Nobody's Nosier Than a Cat (2003)
  • Nobody's Diggier than a Dog (2005)
  • The Boy Who Dared (2008)
  • Naamah and the Ark at Night (2011)


  1. ^ Manternach, Janaan (2007). Really Good Books for Kids: A Guide for Catechists and Parents. Paulist Press. ISBN 0-8091-4396-8

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