Penny Kittle teaches freshman composition at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She was a teacher and literacy coach in public schools for 34 years. She is the co-author of "180 Days" with Kelly Gallagher, and is the author of "Book Love" and "Write Beside Them," which won the James Britton award. She also co-authored two books with her mentor, Don Graves, and co-edited (with Tom Newkirk) a collection of Graves’ work, "Children Want to Write." She is the president of the Book Love Foundation and was given the Exemplary Leader Award from NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership. She regularly works beside teachers to empower young readers and writers.
Her new book is "180 Days."