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Joanna H. Kraus • Author

Joanna H. Kraus • Author

Joanna H. Kraus is an award-winning playwright of twenty Theatre for Young Audiences produced/published plays, among them The Ice Wolf (Dramatic Publishing) and Remember My Name (Samuel French) both produced off-off Broadway. Picture books include Tall Boy’s Journey (Carolrhoda/Lerner), A Night of Tamales and Roses (Shenanigan Books) Blue Toboggan (Mascot Books), Bravo, Benny (Mirror Publishing), and Oh Little Ham of Buffalo, a Korean Adoption Memoir done with her son, Tim. (Mirror Publishing.) She’s written numerous media articles and for the past two decades reviewed children’s books for the Bay Area News Group. Kraus is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the California Writers Club, the Dramatists Guild and is Professor Emerita of Theatre and former Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Arts for Children program at the College at Brockport State University of New York. She’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, holds an M.A. from UCLA and an Ed.D. from Columbia University. Originally from Portland, Maine she now lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her website: www.joannakraus.com

BOOK TITLES

  • The Blue Jeans Rebellion (Leicester Bay Books)
  • Tall Boy’s Journey (Carolrhoda/Lerner)
  • A Night of Tamales and Roses (Shenanigan Books)
  • Blue Toboggan (Mascot Books)
  • Bravo, Benny (Mirror Publishing)
  • Oh Little Ham of Buffalo, a Korean Adoption Memoir (Mirror Publishing)
  • The Last Baron of Arizona (Pyracantha Press, Arizona State University)

PLAY TITLES

Short Plays

  • The Dragon Hammer and The Tale of Oniroku, Two Plays from the Far East in an illustrated book (New Plays . Out of Print.)
  • Ms. Courageous, Women of Science: Elizabeth Blackwell and Marie Curie. (done as a book by New Plays, now published by Dramatic Publishing.)
  • The Shaggy Dog Murder Trial (Anchorage Press, now published by Dramatic Publishing)
  • Interview done with Greer Woodward in an anthology (Meriwether, now owned by Pioneer Drama Service)
  • Best Friends Don’t Bite in an anthology (Dramatic Publishing)
  • Tamales and Roses (Leicester Bay Theatricals)
  • Me2 (Leicester Bay Theatricals)

Full-Length Plays

  • The Ice Wolf (New Plays, now published by Dramatic Publishing)
  • Vasalisa (New Plays. Out of Print.)
  • Mean to be Free (New Plays, now published by Dramatic Publishing)
    Also a version with Resource Material by Cecily O’Neill (Collins educational, UK)
  • Circus Home (New Plays, now published by Dramatic Publishing.)
  • Secrets (New Plays, now published by Dramatic Publishing)
    Also a version with Resource Material by Cecily O’Neill (HarperCollins UK)
  • Remember My Name (Samuel French)
  • Sunday Gold (Dramatic Publishing)
  • Angel in the Night (Dramatic Publishing)
  • Christabel and the Amazing Pedal Power Challenge (Dramatic Publishing)
  • For the Glory with Hobart Brown (produced but not published)
  • The Great American Train Ride (New Plays) This was an improvisational multi-disciplinary piece.
  • Kimchi Kid (New Plays, Out of Print)
  • Tenure Track (Players Press)