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Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of becoming an artist. She illustrated her first three picture books but then turned to writing nonfiction, mainly about art and history, and is the author of more than 55 books for young people. Her titles include Diego Rivera: An Artist For The People, They Call Me A Hero: A Memoir of My Youth, Music Was It! Young Leonard Bernstein, Everyone Paints! The Art and Lives of the Wyeth Family, and Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi.


Susan has also explored Judaica themes. Some of her titles are Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America, Haym Salomon: American Patriot, Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin, a Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book.


Most recently Susan has created board books based on fine art for very young children. Her titles include Counting with Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol's Colors, and Matisse: Dance For Joy.


Susan lives in Malibu, California, and has been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program for 20 years.