The courses are all taught with the pedagogical practices that Mira has developed since 1988 and during her PhD work. She has worked in the industry in just about every capacity including working as a university professor teaching children's literature courses and art education courses, as well as teaching through the Academy. Mira also has extensive experience giving professional development workshops with school districts and presenting at conferences on children's literature. She published 8 award winning books during the 80s and 90s and is ready to publish some more.
The Children's Book Academy was started by Mira Reisberg in 2012 as the Picture Book Academy, starting with the Hero's Art Journey, an unconventional art course geared towards professional and beginning illustrators and fine artists. Next up came the wildly successful Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books followed by the Craft and Business of Illustrating Children's Books, a Chapter Book Course and a Middle Grade course. Due to the number of students receiving contract offers, Mira was encouraged to become an agent. After a year and a bit of agenting and running the Academy full time, Mira realized that she didn't have the right temperament for agenting and after much deliberation she sadly closed the doors of her agency and happily returned to full time teaching at the Academy! Since then, she has also become an acquiring editor and art director at Clearfork/Spork, which she also loves.
If yo'd like to learn more about Mira's many successes as an Editor and Art Director, click here.
Here's a short sweet testimonial from one of Mira's successful former students Yuyi Morales. Yuyi generously shares some of her techniques in the Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books course and in the Illustration course as well, along with MANY other extraordinary experts. Check out some more testimonials here.
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