About Christy Mihaly
Christy Mihaly is particularly drawn to writing nonfiction. Her 2020 picture book, FREE FOR YOU AND ME: WHAT OUR FIRST AMENDMENT MEANS introduces young readers to the freedoms protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, using poems and stories. HEY, HEY, HAY! (A Tale of Bales and the Machines that Make Them) tells the story (in verse) about a girl and her mother making hay on their farm. Christy co-wrote the 2018 YA nonfiction Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought, with Sue Heavenrich, about eating unfamiliar foods (weeds, invasive species, insects!) for the health of the planet. She has published a couple dozen books in the educational market, with National Geographic Kids and other publishers. Her ASK magazine article about Gregor Mendel, “The Probability of Purple Peas,” received a letter of commendation in the 2016 SCBWI Magazine Merit Awards competition. Christy is a founding member of GROG, the group blog for writers and readers of children’s literature. She has degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of California, Berkeley. She lives overlooking a hayfield in Vermont, where she writes under the supervision of her dog and cat.
On Instagram at: @christymihaly