Joan Bouza Koster

Dr. Joan Bouza Koster is an award-winning author of writings in the fields of ethnography, education, anti-racism, history, and the arts. Her poetry has been published in The Potomac. In addition to numerous scholarly and popular magazine articles, she has written three books: Growing Artists: Teaching the Arts to Young Children, Bringing the Arts into the Elementary Classroom, and Handloom Construction for the Non-Expert. She also illustrated the Anthropologist’s Cookbook and the Peace Corps publication Fish Pond Management.

She has just finished her second historical novel which focuses on abolition and the women’s movement during the Civil War era. This novel long-listed for the Mslexia award. Her next project is a novel about a mystic marriage counselor pursued by obscenity-busting special agent Anthony Comstock.

Visit her other websites and blogs

Teach Peace Now   A resource for peace education for teachers, students, and parents. Named an ALA Best Website for Kids

American Civil War Voice A blog about daily life during the Civil War

Growing Artists A resource on teaching the arts to young children

STEAM Fun for Kids A resource on teaching science with the arts stirred in

I love to hear from my readers!

Reach me at mailto:joan@joankoster.com


34 Replies to “About”

  1. Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts. cedcedfbaeek

  2. Hello Joan! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love your sight…just reading through couple of posts is inspirational and emancipating! This is a wonderful blog. Please keep sharing the wisdom! Look forward into delving into more of your posts !

    1. I am glad you are finding the writings of these amazing women of interest. I am just overwhelmed by the things women have said and done that I never learned about in school.

  3. Joan — Thank you for visiting my blog (thesmellofgunsmoke.com). I see that we have lots of similar interests! I’m going to check out your other blogs. So glad we crossed paths.

  4. Thank you for your recent visit to my blog. I hope you return again. In the median, I intend on enjoying yours.

    S. Thomas Summers
    Author of Private Hercules McGraw and The Journals of Lt. Kendall Everly

      1. Then purchase my books. You’ll love them (Hey, I need to be my own agent!!). I pray your Thanksgiving was a blessed time. I’ll see you here and there.

    1. As struggling writer, these voices inspire me. I am glad they inspire you. When I started this blog, my intention was to pull a book off my shelf each week and siphon out a thoughtful paragraph or two. I thought that it was important to share the actual words of women because, so often, all you can find on the web are biographies and brief quotes. But in doing this, I have had to read and reread so many wonderful works by women and fall in love with them all over again. I have also discovered buried here and there women whom I had not encountered before whose voices deserved to be heard.

      1. I agree with you there.There are a lot of powerful woman writers but rarely do we get to indulge in their stories. I would love to bookmark more women authors in my tiny library. Would love suggestions from you.

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