Annie Boochever is available for author presentations, school visits, creative writing, and reader’s theater workshops.
Annie Boochever — Alaskan Author.
My books were inspired by real people, places, and events in Alaska:
An Alaskan adventure novel published in 2014 by Alaska Northwest Books, won a Literary Classics award for best first novel and was a middle-grade selection for the Alaska State Battle of the Books reading motivation program. It is is based on my personal experiences as a single mom in a remote fish camp in Bristol Bay.
The story of a legendary Alaska Native woman written in collaboration with her only living child, Roy Peratrovich, Jr., now 84 years old. It is a picture biography for middle grade and young adult readers published by Snowy Owl Books, an imprint of the University of Alaska Press. It will be released January 15, 2019.
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I was the featured speaker at the beautiful Fairbanks Noel Wien Library, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the perfect venue to share my book, Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich.
Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 selected Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich as one of the titles to be honored this year on the Rise 2020 Booklist.
The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text.
Annie’s interest in Alaska Native culture lead to a collaboration with the Sealaska Heritage Institute to write musical plays adapted from ancestral stories and historical events, for production by elementary and middle school students.
Bristol Bay Summer
Fighter in Velvet Gloves