Selected Works

“Natalie Bober’s Thomas Jefferson is a gift to us all She makes him present, alive, and accessible: a man of intellect,feeling, grief, purpose, and great imagination.”
--Ken Burns, Documentarian
“This well researched biography provides an intimate portrait of a unique individual while also reflecting the tenor and times of the 18th century.”
--Starred, School Library Journal
“In a stunning biography that brings a legend alive, Bober uses interviews, letters, and Frost’s own poetry to depict the conditions and the events that gave rise to his restless spirit. A passionate book does justice to an American giant.”
--Language Arts
“This book demonstrates how history should be written. Award-winning author Bober’s account is a gift to young readers – a history book too good to put down…. Bober’s reputation for writing readable history with appeal for young readers shines with this book."
Poetry Anthology
Poems to spark the imagination of a young child


Daughters of the American Revolution: Women in the Arts Recognition Award, October 2011

Vermont Reads "Book of the Year 2008"
A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost

American Library Association Award "Best of the Best" 2007
Thomas Jefferson: Draftsman of a Nation

Boston Globe/​Horn Book Award for Best Nonfiction 1995
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution

Golden Kite Award - Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, 1995
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award for A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost, 1982

American Library Association: Books for the Teenage, 1975, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 2001

Additional Achievements

Hunter College Hall of Fame, Elected May 2001

International Center for Jefferson Studies:
Fellowship, Awarded Spring 2003

Jefferson Legacy Foundation:
Elected to the Board of Directors, 2003

Featured In

Gale Research, Something About the Author, 1996

Something About the Author, Autobiography Series, 1996

H. W. Wilson Co. Ninth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators, 2004

International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England:
International Authors and Writers Who's Who, 1997/​1998