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. . . .
Over the weekend I read a piece in Tablet, by Marjorie Ingall, titled “Enough With the Holocaust Books for Children!” I generally... Continue reading
The Horn Book ran an article a couple of weeks ago about the value of novels in verse for reluctant readers. Why reluctant readers? The... Continue reading
Bad news: The hardcover edition of The Year of Goodbyes is going out of print. It has had a good run: five years since it was published in 2010.... Continue reading
“enlightening and inspiring” –Publishers Weekly
Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards Honor Book 2014
A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book
Read the New York Times review
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