Mary Ann Hoberman

Mary Ann Hoberman

About Mary Ann Hoberman

Mary Ann Hoberman (born August 12, 1930) is an American poet and author of over 30 children's books. She co-founded a children’s theatre group called The Pocket People, as well as a group that performed dramatized poetry readings called Women’s Voice before she published her first book, All My Shoes Come in Twos, in 1957. Many of Hoberman's books have been reviewed in multiple Academic Journals, Magazines, and Trade Publications. She won the 1978 National Book Award for A House Is a House for Me.
In 2003, Hoberman was named the second US Children’s Poet Laureate (now called the Young People's Poet Laureate) by the Poetry Foundation, where she served from 2008 to 2011.

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