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Ruth Goring

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in Kansas City, KS, The United States
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A poet & an author-illustrator of children’s picture books were the first things I remember wanting to do when I grew up. A lot of life had to happen to me before those dreams could ripen—straddling two cultures, adopting and birthing children (one each way), love & loss, poverty, beauty, spiritual searching. I’m grateful for it all, & I’m hungry for more (as the song goes, “more love, more power, / more of You in my life”). My books & poems are expressions of that hunger.

My author/illustrator debut, Picturing God, released September 24, 2019 (Beaming Books), and is a Junior Literary Guild selection. My first children's picture book, Adriana's Angels / Los ángeles de Adriana, was published in 2017 by Sparkhouse Family / Augsburg Fortress; t

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Ruth Goring Hi Linda! No, I didn't live in Renton, WA, or attend that church, nor is any of my sisters named Naomi. But I am indeed the author of I am green. It s…moreHi Linda! No, I didn't live in Renton, WA, or attend that church, nor is any of my sisters named Naomi. But I am indeed the author of I am green. It spread widely among MK & TCK networks after I created it as a class assignment in an anthropology class in 1973. Do you remember how you came across it? I'm always curious! Really glad it is meaningful to you. Did you grow up straddling two or more cultures?(less)
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Yellow Doors: Poems

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Picturing God

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Soap Is Political

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Meeting God in Relationships

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Silver Moonbeam Award!

Erika Meza and I are over the moon: Los ángeles de Adriana took silver in the Spanish Book category of this year's Moonbeam Awards!

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