Michelle Cusolito


Michelle Cusolito is a former fourth-grade teacher, curriculum developer, and National Board Certified Teacher. She facilitates workshops and consults with authors and illustrators to help them develop engaging school visit programs. In 2016 she won a PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award for the manuscript for Flying Deep. Since its publication, Flying Deep: Climb inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin (Charlesbridge 2018) has received excellent reviews from Horn Book, Booklist, School Library Journal, and a starred review from Kirkus. It was also a Junior Library Guild selection and one of the Washington Post’s “Best New Books for Children and Young Adults” in spring 2018. Flying Deep is on the Kirkus 2018 “Best Informational Picture Books” list and the NSTA 2019 “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12” list. To learn more, visit www.michellecusolito.com.