Sherri Winston is the author of President of the Whole Fifth Grade. When a 10-year-old entrepreneur goes into school politics, the mysterious new girl threatens her quest. President is a fun chapter book that is a blast to read aloud.
After a year of school visits, Winston learned boys were equally fond of the story because main character, Brianna Justice, is no girly-gir. The story is full of dirty pranks and competition — stuff boys like. Even so, President also offers drama, humor and heart the way girls like.
Winston also is the author of The Kayla Chronicles.
A former journalist, Winston now lives in Orlando with her two daughters, her cats and turtles and all the many voices in her head. It gets noisy in her world.
Winston is a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and the recipient of various national writing honors, including the University Michigan Journalism Fellowship. Oooo! Fancy!
And she spent several years working as an adjunct professor of writing and communication at Florida International University in North Miami, Fla.