Sarah Jane Marsh is the author of THOMAS PAINE AND THE DANGEROUS WORD (Disney-Hyperion) — a 2019 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year and a National Council of the Social Studies Notable Book of 2019. Her forthcoming book is MOST WANTED: THE REVOLUTIONARY PARTNERSHIP OF JOHN HANCOCK AND SAMUEL ADAMS (Disney-Hyperion, March 2020).

Sarah has taught American Revolution history in elementary and middle school. Like Thomas Paine, Sarah attempted several adventurous careers (zookeeping, dolphin training, firefighting), before earning an MBA from the University of Vermont where she studied organizational change. 

Also like Paine, Sarah believes in lifelong learning and advocating for social change. She works with her community on trauma-informed restorative practices, youth mental health and resilience, and meeting basic student needs.

Sarah lives with her family outside of Seattle. THOMAS PAINE AND THE DANGEROUS WORD is her first book.

Representation: Caryn Wiseman at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.



Journal of the American Revolution, May 2018, Interview with Dr. Jett Conner

For the Love of Kidlit, June 2018, Author Q & A

YA Books Central, June 2018, Author Q & A

BookHounds YA, June 2018, My Typical Writing Day

Author Karlin Gray, June 2018, #firstpicturebook Q & A