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Terry Farish is a writer with a passion for writing the stories of people from many cultures. Her novels include THE GOOD BRAIDER, a YALSA and SLJ Best Book for young adults and EITHER THE BEGINNING OR THE END OF THE WORLD. Her picture books include LUIS PAINTS THE WORLD (Carolrhoda, 2016), illustrated by Oliver Dominguez, set in Lawrence, MA, and JOSEPH'S BIG RIDE (Annick, 2016) illustrated by Ken Daley about a boy from South Sudan. Through the New Hampshire Humanities Council, Terry leads literacy programs with refugee and immigrants. The New England Reading Association has awarded her their 2016 Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contributions to Literacy.

“The narrative, which focuses on building a friendship, is paired with Daley’s vibrant illustrations, which depict just how fast the minds, and bikes, of young children can go…An ideal addition…”                      School Library
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Average rating: 3.88 · 2,371 ratings · 453 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Good Braider

3.91 avg rating — 1,891 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Luis Paints the World

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The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup

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Joseph's Big Ride

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Either the Beginning or the...

3.36 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Flower Shadows

3.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1992
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Shelter for a Seabird

2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1990
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If the Tiger

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1995
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Talking in Animal

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1996
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A House in Earnest: A Novel

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2000
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Kids will be triply excited for the first snow day when they read this fun story. The illustrations make the storm magical with vibrant, gorgeous pictures.
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“We both keep walking in the desert, following a fragile dream of America.”
Terry Farish, The Good Braider

“Braids are from our culture,” he says, this boy who reads and knows all the American capital cities. “They are the African designs we give to the world. When you are ready, you will braid.”
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“No one in America is from America.”
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