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Deborah Lee Rose is an internationally published, award-winning author of 15 children's books. Her newest book BEAUTY AND THE BEAK: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle (Persnickety Press, 2017) has been named to the CALIFORNIA READS Teacher Recommended List from the California Teachers Association.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAK is coauthored with raptor biologist Jane Veltkamp of Birds of Prey Northwest, who led  the beak engineering team that made Beauty's prosthetic beak, and takes care of Beauty. Deborah and Jane speak at schools, conferences, libraries and public events nationwide.
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Deborah will speak about Beauty and STEM at the National Science Teachers Association conference in Los Angeles on Friday, March 31 from noon-1:30 pm. Her workshop "Beauty and the Beak" will be co-presented by NSTA past president Dr. Karen Ostlund.

INTO THE A, B, SEA, Deborah's ocean alphabet book, has sold nearly a quarter million copies and was named a New York Times recommended book for reading and sharing. Her humor-filled THE TWELVE DAYS OF KINDERGARTEN has become a school classic, and will be available in softcover too in 2017.  JIMMY THE JOEY, about a young koala's rescue in Australia, was named to the 2015 Reading is Fundamental/Macy's Multicultural Collection and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. The book won the California Reading Association Eureka Honor Award for Nonfiction. 

Deborah is also an internationally published science writer. She helped create and directed communications for howtosmile.org, the award-winning, NSF/Oracle-funded STEM activity website based at UC Berkeley. For Berkeley's renowned Lawrence Hall of Science, she helped create free STEM activity apps that have been downloaded more than one million times. Deborah also directed communications for Lindsay Wildlife Experience, which includes the first wildlife hospital established in the U.S. 

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Deborah graduated from Cornell University and was a national science writing fellow sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. She lives with her family in Walnut Creek, CA, in the San Francisco Bay area.