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Judith Kristen

Judith Kristen and Angie McCartney

Judith Kristen and Angie McCartney

Judith Kristen is an American author, educator, champion for animal rights, humane education teacher, and creative writing instructor.

One of Judith’s most popular books, “A Date with a Beatle,” chronicles her days of 1964 Beatlemania with fun, excitement, and adventure. It has received rave reviews from the upper echelon of Beatledom.

“A Date with a Beatle” has been translated into German and Spanish.
Her book, “My Name is Henley…my life and times as a rescued dog,” as well as “The Rainbow Bridge…a dog’s story” has been embraced by Best Friends Animal Society, The Jane Goodall Institute, and children everywhere. Both books are used to teach humane education to children of all ages.

Click on the logo to listen to Judith’s interview on BBC World Service about the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania! Her memories of that magical time are chronicled in “A Date With A Beatle.”

Her life’s work, Beatles aside, involves animal rescue, The Read Across America program, creative writing for young adults in schools and libraries, and a “distance learning” program headed by her local Carson School connecting the students of Pennsauken, New Jersey with students in Manchester, England.

Judith has also created several Teen Writers Guilds here in New Jersey and in Philadelphia, where young writers not only find their “voice,” but learn life-long skills: the importance of making a deadline, critical thinking, good decision making, the power of teamwork, and joy for the written word. All of these guilds have published a book of their writings to many a rave review.

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