Sherri Winston is a children’s author and proud mama. She and her daughter, Kenya, are based in Orlando with hopes of one day exploring the world.
Ms. Winston, author of Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution, as well as the Wednesday and Woof early readers series and her bestselling President of the Whole Fifth Grade, is a lover of cakes, sarcasm and wish fulfillment. Jada Sly, Artist & Spy, The Sweetest Sound and President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code, (Little, Brown for Young Readers) are among her books. Great Escapes: Journey to Freedom, 1838, is Ms. Winston’s only non-fiction book.
Her accolades include: The Sweetest Sound and President of the Whole Fifth Grade, were chosen for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award list of recommended reading for grades 3-5th in Florida; President of the Whole Fifth Grade was also selected to Tennessee’s recommended list and the Sound Summer Recommended Reading List for the New York Public Library. Ms. Winston, a former professional journalist and lifetime doodler, continues to be amazed that people call her “author” and buy her books. She thanks you. All of you!
Winston, a native of Michigan, spent several years as a newspaper columnist and journalist in sunny South Florida at the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. She was the recipient of the Clarion Award for journalists, as well as winner of a journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan. Winston was also a multiple-nominee for a Pulitzer Prize for her lifestyle column in South Florida.