Marian “Hannah” Carlson has won the New England Book Award for K-12 and the Parents’ Choice Gold Award for John Adams: The Voice Heard ‘Round the World. The book was followed by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s original score and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough on CD. Her other books include American Genius: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Great American Writers, and Yankee Doodle’s Pen.

Writer and educator, Mrs. Carlson has had a busy and varied career. As a former syndicated newspaper columnist, she wrote more than 100 articles for parents about education in the home. As a public school teacher in Lexington and Brookline, Massachusetts, her programs for middle school students received special recognition from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and others to write educational programs.

Carlson divides her time between teaching in the Boston area and Cape Cod.



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