Terry Farish lives in a town you can approach on any one ofthree bridges across the Piscataqua River between New Hampshire and Maine. She loves this river. It's become a character to her along with the scrap piles and container ships and tugs in the harbor. Her wanderings before making this home-base led to creating the settings in her writing, including Vietnam, Mexico, and many U.S. cities.
She wrote The Good Braider, a novel that opens in Juba, South Sudan, after traveling to Kakuma Refugee Camp in the north of Kenya and collecting oral histories among southern Sudanese families in Portland, Maine. Her picture books include Joseph's Big Ride, illustrations by Ken Daley, about a small boy from South Sudan and Luis Paints the World, illustrations by Oliver Dominguez, set in Lawrence, MA about Dominican American brothers. Her books often feature families who have come to the U.S. as immigrants or refugees. Terry's books are featured in Curious City's project "I'm Your Neighbor" using children's books and reading projects to build bridges among new immigrant groups and long-term residents in the U.S.