Knight, Margy ( - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Margy Burns Knight, born and raised in Pennsylvania, moved to Maine in 1972 to attend Bowdoin College. She and her family live in Winthrop and she is an ESL teacher in Augusta schools. Knight has also lived and worked in England and Switzerland, and in Benin (Africa) as a Peace Corp volunteer.

Knight's books concern multiculturalism. Her Talking Walls books use walls in various cultures around the world, such as the Berlin Wall and the Great Wall of China, as jumping-off points for discussing the other cultures. All Knight's books are illustrated by Peak's Islander Anne Sibley O'Brien.

Selected Bibliography

  • Talking Walls (1992)
  • Who Belongs Here?: An American Story (1993)
  • Welcoming Babies (1994)
  • Talking Walls: The Stories Continue (1996)
  • Africa is Not a Country (with Mark Melnicove, 2000)

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