Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Katherine Pryor is author of the children’s books Zora’s Zucchini and Sylvia’s Spinach. In addition to writing, Pryor is a good food advocate who has worked to create better food choices at institutions, large corporations, and food banks. Zora’s Zucchini won a 2016 Growing Good Kids Award, and both books are selections of the Whole Kids Foundation Book Club. Pryor holds a MA in Environment & Community with a focus in Local & Sustainable Food Systems from Antioch University Seattle, and a BA in Media Production from Northern Arizona University.

Pryor received 2016 GAP funding support to participate in a program to travel to farmers markets where they give her books to families utilizing SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). In coordination with the Washington State Farmers Market Association, Pryor will travel to three cities around Washington to raise awareness in elementary schools about SNAP use at farmers markets, and give out books to kids in need.

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From the Artist

Thank you so much this opportunity! I'm so excited to bring these books around the state. The timing is ideal as it may also serve as a launch for the paperback edition of Zora's Zucchini, which will come out in 2017. It is such an honor to be chosen for this. Thank you again.

Katherine Pryor