I write books—nonfiction, fiction, 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. . . . and click here for lots more books.
COMING IN FEBRUARY 2017:
Through her work as a lawyer in the 1970s, Ruth Bader Ginsburg racked up a string of victories at the Supreme Court that gradually produced more... Continue reading
It’s a mouthful, I know: Glorious, Non-Injurious RBG. But it’s worth the tongue-twisting. Here are good examples from the Ruth Bader... Continue reading
Stentorious (okay, it’s stentorian, but I like stentorious) : extremely loud <stentorian tones> (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) There... Continue reading
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been disagreeing with unfairness, inequality, and creaky old ideas since she was a little girl. She has differed, disapproved, and objected. She has resisted. SHE HAS DISSENTED! The big takeaway from my new picture book about the celebrated Supreme Court justice is that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable–and important change happens one disagreement at a time.
Thanks to book lovers for making I Dissent an Indie Bestseller in its first week!
“enlightening and inspiring” –Publishers Weekly
“An innovative capturing of history through the lens of a song and a passionate affirmation of human rights.” –Booklist
Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards Honor Book 2014
A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book
American Folklore Society 2014 Aesop Accolade
Read the New York Times review
IMPERFECT SPIRAL: A NOVEL
“Levy’s unflinching look at pain is masterful.” —Kirkus Reviews
“. . . a story of love and loss deepened by the protagonist’s inspiring development from someone afraid of conflict into someone who can stand up for what she believes is right.” –The Horn Book
“The discussion of. . . real issues is deftly woven into the story, never overshadowing the protagonist’s journey toward healing. . . . This book is sure to be a hit among teens seeking a substantive drama.” –School Library Journal
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.
Winner of the 2016 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award (Pennsylvania) and the 2016 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award (Kansas)
“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
* New * Writing Workshop Guide for The Year of Goodbyes