Whitney Stewart graduated from Brown University with a degree in children’s literature and linguistics. She is a former editor at Center for Applied Linguists and adjunct professor of writing and mindfulness at Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans. Stewart is an award-winning author of twenty-one books for children and a contributing author of two books for adults. Stewart published her first biography of the Dalai Lama after interviewing the Nobel laureate several times in India. She wrote her next biographies of world leaders after trekking with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal, interviewing Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, and traveling to China to research the lives of Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong. Stewart’s three most recent children’s books (2018) are in the field of mindfulness and world cultures.
WWII Travel Series: http://www.travelgumbo.com/blog/
What's on Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food
What’s on your plate? Chances are it’s not quite the same as what’s on other children’s plates around the world. Come on a journey to see how people in different countries prepare, eat, and think about their food. Beautiful photographs and illustrations capture the food culture of 14 countries, from Brazil and Spain to Morocco, India, and China. Each spread includes an overview of the country and its native foods, photographs of the various dishes with pronunciations and descriptions, an easy recipe for kids to try, and an illustrated crop map of the country. With so many fun elements to intrigue them, young foodies will be excited to learn about how people eat across the globe!
Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids2018
Mindful Kids:50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm2017
Feldpost: The War Letters of Friedrich Reiner Niemann (co-author)2016
Meditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids2015
Awards and Recognition
- Ippy Silver Award Medal
- Tillywig Award Winner: Parents' Favorite Product Winner
Press and Media Mentions
- 10 Steps for Mindful Conflict Resolution (Mindful.org)
- WWNO The Reading Life with Susan Larson: Discussing the search for a missing WWII soldier who disappeared on the Russian Front in 1945.
- WWNO The Reading Life with Susan Larson: Discussing What's on Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food, and Mindfulness books for kids.
- How Kids Can Cope With Stress in Our Unpredictable New Reality