is an American children's author and magazine writer. Rusch has written about numerous nonfiction subjects ranging from volcanology
to the life of Maria Anna Mozart
. Rusch has also written several works of fiction including the picture book ''A Day with No Crayons'' and the graphic novel ''Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek''''.'' Her books have won numerous awards and accolades including: The Oregon Spirit Award, Oregon Book Award
, NSTA Outstanding Science Tradebook, Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, Kirkus Best Book of the Year, Gelett Burgess Award for Biography, AAAS Best Book of the Year, School Library Journal Best Book of Year, New York Public Library Best Book of the Year, Best STEM Trade Book (NSTA-CBC), Texas Topaz Nonfiction Gem. She attended Duke University
. Rusch has written more than 15 books for children and more than one hundred articles for young people and adults.
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