I write books—novels, nonfiction, picture books, poetry—for young people, old people, and in-between people. You, presumably, read books. How fortunate that we’ve found one another! Have a look around. . . .
I didn’t set out to write a “risky book” when I wrote We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song, a picture book about how voices upon voices over... Continue reading
I had occasion to be in Miami Beach last week–in South Beach, at a conference for my husband’s job. He worked, and I had plenty of... Continue reading
I’m happy to report that Dozer’s Run: A True Story of a Dog and His Race is a nominee for the 2016 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book... Continue reading
“enlightening and inspiring” –Publishers Weekly
Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards Honor Book 2014
A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book
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When Dozer the Goldendoodle broke through his fence to join the 2,000 runners in the Maryland Half Marathon, he was chasing adventure and fun–but he ended up championing the hopes of all who long for a cure for cancer. This true story of a fun-loving, big-hearted dog entertains, inspires, and offers children a fresh way to think about how they–like Dozer!–can help others.
“An immensely powerful experience” –Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“crackles with adolescent vitality” –Publishers Weekly (starred)
Kirkus Best Book, Parents’ Choice, Sydney Taylor Notable,
VOYA Nonfiction Honor
The Poesiealbum Project: readers respond to The Year of Goodbyes