Jeannine Atkins

Adjunct Faculty
  • Children’s Literature

About Me

Jeannine Atkins writes books about history for children and teens, including Aani and the Tree Huggers (Lee and Low) and Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls WilderMadam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie and Their Daughters (Holt). She’s taught Verse Novels, Narrative Poetry and Writing I in the MFA program at Simmons. She also teaches a course in Children’s Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her most recent book is Views from a Window Seat: Thoughts on Writing and Life. In September, Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott is forthcoming from She Writes Press. You can learn more on her website at