• Dinah Johnson, Writer and Educator

  • Born in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, Dinah Johnson is a Children’s book author and educator. Along with her parents (Douglas and Beatrice) and her siblings, Dinah has lived in ten different states of the US and in Iran and Germany. Dinah graduated from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., went to college at Princeton University, and earned her Ph.D. at Yale University. She’s been teaching English at the University of South Carolina since 1990. She is the author of Black Magic, Hair Dance!, Quinnie Blue, and All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts.


Writing for Children (Children’s Literature Workshop)