Interview with Ami Polonsky, Children's Book Author

For Educators | For Parents, Families, and Caregivers

In this podcast, Ami Polonsky talks about why she wrote the book, how parents and teachers can discuss gender and transgender identity with young people and the importance of being an ally.



Ami Polonsky is a children’s book author and teacher. Published in 2014, Gracefully Grayson, a middle grade book, is her debut. Formerly a Chicago Public Schools teacher, Ami spent nine years out of the classroom to raise her two young children and launch her writing career. She plans to return to teaching sixth grade Language Arts and continue writing books while panicking about how she's going to juggle it all.

Ami’s book, Gracefully Grayson, is featured as ADL’s Book of the Month in July 2015.