John Micklos, Jr.
Author, Editor, Consultant

John Micklos, Jr. is an award-winning education journalist and the author of 16 books for children and young adult readers. Poetry picture books which he has compiled include Daddy Poems, Mommy Poems, Grandparent Poems, and No Boys Allowed: Poems About Brothers and Sisters, all published by Boyds Mills Press. Nonfiction books include a six-book series about the Revolutionary War for elementary students published by Enslow as well as high school-level biographies of Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, Amelia Earhart, and Jerry Spinelli (all published by Enslow), an elementary-level biography of Alexander Graham Bell (published by HarperCollins/Time for Kids), and a middle-level biography of Leonard Nimoy (published by Dillon Press).
John has done K-12 school visits in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, and Maine, speaking on topics ranging from poetry writing to crafting nonfiction to principles of journalism. He has spoken at the national conferences of the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as state conferences in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. Visit the Presentation or Contact page to find out how to bring John to your school.