Carol Gordon Ekster

Carol Gordon Ekster

Carol Gordon Ekster grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She got a Master’s degree in reading and language at Boston University. After graduating she was a passionate elementary school teacher for 35 years. At the end of her career she began writing unexpectedly. It started like this, in Carol’s own words:

“Just after the fourth of July in the summer of 2002, I began writing a children's picture book on the beach on the only paper available, post-its! It was like an alien took over my body as I walked to the car to get the post-its and a pen. I had never wanted to write a book before, and hadn't planned on writing one that day. Many books later I'm still loving the process of writing. I now keep paper EVERYWHERE. I realize it's a different way for me to talk to and teach kids.”

Find out more about Carol's other published books and awards she's received at www.carolgordonekster.com