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Joan Marie Galat

Photograph by Rob Hislop Photography

About The Author

Joan Marie Galat is an internationally award-winning author of more than twenty-five books, including The Story of Malala Yousafzai: A Biography Book for New ReadersDark Matters: Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution, and Too Much Trash: How Litter Is Hurting Animals. She is known for presenting complex information to young readers in approachable and engaging ways. A professional speechwriter, former radio host, and frequent presenter, Joan has traveled across Canada and from Australia to South Korea to deliver literacy-building presentations based on her books. She lives near Edmonton, in Canada. Learn more at

Books by Joan Marie Galat