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I write books for readers ages ten and up. All the way up. If you are one hundred and ten and want to read my books, I'm delighted. My first book was FLY GIRLS and it won the Grand Canyon Reader Award for tween nonfiction. My second book was FIGHTING FOR THE FOREST and it was a finalist for the New York Historical Society Children's History Book prize. And I have a new book coming out on October 13, 2020.




Oh, in case you wondered, the ‘P’ in P. O’Connell Pearson stands for Patricia, but everyone calls me Patty.

Fighting For The Forest: How FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps Helped Save America

When FDR took office in March, 1933, the US was on the brink of economic collapse and environmental disaster. Thirty-four days later, the first young men of Corps were on their way to building parks and reclaiming the nation’s forests and farmlands. The men of the CCC changed America’s land for the better, brought environmental awareness to Americans nationwide, and left a legacy still visible today. read more...

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Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII


Author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II...read more

An indisputably timely account...  an appealing and accessible read. Kirkus Reviews

"Pearson excels at clarifying this complicated war for young readers in a style that is riveting, informative, and never watered down...(Fly Girls) provides a more balanced and empowered perspective of U.S. history."  

Rebecca Gueorguiev, New York Public Library 
for School Library Journal

"An informative, inspiring look at desperate times and how government can achieve great things through cooperation and good leadership.”


Kirkus Reviews, (about Fighting for the Forest) 2019

© 2018 P. O'Connell Pearson          Author Photo by Laura Goyer Photography

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Kirkus Reviews, June 23, 2019