STORYTime Series: Martin & Anne by Nancy Churnin – February 2021
A Book Discussion about Martin & Anne, The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank with Author Nancy Churnin
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About the Book
Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born the same year a world apart. Both faced ugly prejudices and violence, which both answered with words of love and faith in humanity. This is the story of their parallel journeys to find hope in darkness and to follow their dreams.
Nancy Churnin is an American author and journalist. Nancy is a former theater critic for The Dallas Morning News. She has published eight children’s books as of March 2021 and has two more expected by the end of 2021.
Churnin was born and raised in New York City. She received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.
Churnin worked as a theater critic for the San Diego edition of the Los Angeles Times from 1986 to 1992. In 2000, she joined the staff of The Dallas Morning News, writing about such topics as health, lifestyles, children’s entertainment, and parenting. In January 2014, Churnin became the primary theater critic for The Dallas Morning News, a position she left in January 2019.
About the STORYTime Series
Celebrating Authors and the Art of Storytelling
Started in February 2021, the STORYTime Series offers a personal view into the work of a children’s book author. Each month will focus on a different book and theme. The presentation by the author is provided virtually and recorded for viewers to enjoy online.
In the inaugural year of the STORYTime Series, AIR4arts is pleased to select Nancy Churnin as the featured author.
AIR4arts is funded in part by a grant from the City of Richardson through the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.