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Leah Schanke is a children's book author whose multicultural heritage and interest in U.S. history inspire her to write historical fiction and nonfiction books for children with a focus on little-known but significant figures and events.


Leah is a 2023 PB Rising Stars Runner Up 12x12 2021 Diversity Scholarship winner and a PBParty 2021 Finalist. In addition to being a member of The Authors Guild and Children's Book Insider, she is an associate member of SCBWI, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.