Press Kit

This is a press/media kit for children's author Nora Nickum. 

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  • Book information 

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Author bio

Nora Nickum is a children’s author from Washington state. She writes picture books and middle-grade fiction and nonfiction books, often exploring fascinating nature and STEM topics. Her middle-grade nonfiction book, Superpod: Saving the Endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest, publishing from Chicago Review Press in April 2023, introduces readers to the playful and beloved Southern Resident orcas and the people working to save them using everything from medicine and laws to drones and dogs. Nora's stories and articles have also appeared in children's magazines like Cricket, Ladybug, and Muse. In addition to being a writer, Nora leads ocean conservation policy work for the Seattle Aquarium. Learn more about her at noranickum.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @noranickumbooks.

Short bio: Nora Nickum is the author of Superpod: Saving the Endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest (Chicago Review Press, 2023). Her stories and articles have appeared in children's magazines like Cricket, Ladybug, and Muse. Nora also leads ocean conservation policy work for the Seattle Aquarium. She lives on an island in Washington state. Learn more at noranickum.com. 

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Book information

Superpod: Saving the Endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Nora Nickum

Target ages: 8-12 (grades 3-7)

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Release date: April 11, 2023

ISBN-13: 978-1641607933

Available at Bookshop, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chicago Review Press, and your local independent bookstore!

Meet the playful and beloved Southern Resident orcas and the people working to save them from extinction using tactics that vary from medicine and laws to drones and dogs. The endangered Southern Resident orcas whistle and click their way around the waters of the Pacific Northwest in three small family groups while facing boat noise, pollution, and scarce food. Superpod introduces young readers to the experts who are training scat-sniffing dogs, inventing ways to treat sick orcas, quieting the waters, studying whales from the air, and speaking out. Author Nora Nickum also discusses her own work on laws to protect the orcas; tackles the dark history of orca capture for marine parks; and shares moments of wonder.

Readers can dive in to help save these majestic orcas with diverse action ideas and find inspiration for a wide range of future careers.

 

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