Terry Farish
The Good Braider by Maine writer Terry Farish

Terry Farish

Terry Farish is the author of The Good Braider, a novel set in South Sudan and Portland, Maine. The Good Braider is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, SLJ Best Book for Young Adults, Bank Street College of Education Book of Outstanding Merit, and winner of the Lupine Award from the Maine Library Association.

Farish's passion is reading and writing books about the world's cultures. In 2013, she worked with Bhutanese refugees in New Hampshire to produce a bilingual folktale, The Story of a Pumpkin. She has worked with Curious City's project I'm Your Neighbor, using children's books and reading projects to build bridges among new immigrant groups and longterm residents in Maine.

She's also the author of a picture book with a long life and a BCCB Blue Ribbon winner, The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup, illustrated by Barry Root. In 2015, her picture book, The Alleyway, and young adult novel, Rabbit in the Moon, will be published by Carolrhoda Books.

Farish lives in Kittery, Maine.