Landry, Deborah (1954 - )
Genre: Children's Literature
Deborah Landry, who was born and raised in Dexter and lives in Saco, is a youth advocate who writes books and interactive plays for children on issues of social awareness.
She is founder and executive director of Crossroads Youth Center in Saco, a non-profit organization "promoting self esteem, self respect and awareness through the performing arts," and in that capacity serves on the statewide committee Communities for Children & Youth. As a member of the Maine Legislature's Best Practice Guide Design Team for LD #564, she helped create anti-bullying legislation, which became law in July 2005, and which defines bullying and requires training in bullying prevention for educators and others who work with children. Her community work has been recognized with awards from the United Way and Rotary International.
Previously, she worked for more than two decades as a healthcare administrator. There's more about Landry at Bryson Taylor Publishing and on Thornton Academy's website.
- Sticks, Stones & Stumped! (2006) illus. by Melissa Pelletier
- Yankee Go Home (2007)
- For Pete's Sake (2006), based on a book written by Linda Verville,