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Jacob Wheeler

Journalist, author and teacher Jacob Wheeler lives in Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife Sarah and children, Nina and Leo. He publishes the Glen Arbor Sun newspaper and works with student journalists at Northwestern Michigan College. His reporting has won awards from Project Censored and the Michigan Press Association. A native of Denmark, he has filed stories from five continents, and his work has appeared in such national publications as The Rotarian, Teaching Tolerance, Utne Reader, In These Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Detroit Free Press, and San Francisco Chronicle.

Wheeler has published two books from his time living and reporting in Guatemala: Between Light and Shadow: A Guatemalan Girl’s Journey Through Adoption (2011) and Angel of the Garbage Dump: How Hanley Denning Changed the World, One Child at a Time (2022). He has a BA from the University of Michigan (Residential College) and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing from Goucher College. Contact him at [email protected].