Sara Levine

Location Cambridge, MA
Occupation Assistant Professor of Life Science at Wheelock College
Website http://

About Me

I write creative nonfiction and science books for kids. My essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Review and Bayou Magazine. My essay, “What Hands Can Do,” was nominated for a 2007 Pushcart Prize. My children's picture books include "Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons" (2013) and "Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs Tusks and Chompers" (2016). "Bone by Bone" received a number of awards including Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, a finalist for the Cook Prize for best STEM picture book, and nomination for the Utah Beehive Prize. My third book, "Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones" will be published in 2017.

Why do you write?

I write because in the rare moments it's going well, it feels like being newly in love. I like connecting to others through writing and the challenge of trying to make real life experiences into art.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Amy Hempel, Virginia Woolf, E.B. White (essays and Charlotte’s Web), David Sedaris, Marjane Satrapi, Jane Kenyon, Galway Kinnell, Billy Collins, Sharon Olds, Marie Howe, Andrea Barrett, Annie Dillard, Amy Bloom, Truman Capote, Michael Pollen, J.D. Salinger, David Wiesner, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, Bark George by Jules Feiffer, Alice Munro, Ron Koertge, various field guides

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Sara Levine – Aug 30, 2009

Hi Sara. I'm the other Sara Levine who also writes essays. I have been congratulated for "The Body of a Cow" as I see you are being blamed for my piece on Necessary Fiction. All best to you and sorry for the confusions.

Darryl Price – Jun 24, 2009

Are those stairs Native art? They kind of remind me of early ancient Canadian totems. They are beautiful. It must be wonderful to see them every day.

David Erlewine – Apr 08, 2009

Loved your piece in Necessary Fiction. I'm going up soon there and got even more excited about that fact after re-reading your story.

Corey Zeller – Nov 15, 2008

Hi Sara.

You look like a very sweet person.

Jessica West – Oct 07, 2008

Molly Gaudry – Oct 07, 2008

Hi Sara,

Thanks for the star. Those stairs you're sitting on are great!

Jennifer Flescher – Sep 09, 2008

Thanks, buddy. xox

Tiff Holland – Sep 03, 2008

Ha! I love the comment that writing is like being "newly in love." I originally wrote poetry. When I started writing fiction I compared it to having orgasms that lasted hours instead of minute (and Amy hempel rocks.) tiff

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