Jilanne Hoffmann

Jilanne Hoffmann is the author of the nonfiction picture book A RIVER OF DUST: The Life-Giving Link Between North Africa and the Amazon (Chronicle, 2023), an ALA Notable book for 2023 and a Junior Library Guild Gold selection that received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. She’s also the author of the board books HAPPY CAMPER (an Amazon editor’s pick) and THE HONEY BEAR HIVE (both from Mudpuppy, 2023), and the forthcoming middle grade novel HEARTLAND (Little, Brown Young Readers, Fall 2025). Jilanne’s love of travel, art, music, science, and nature; BS in Industrial Engineering; and MFA in Fiction support her interest in writing STEAM-oriented stories. Jilanne lives in San Francisco with her husband, son, and a sweet rescue dog.

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