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’m excited to post the cover for I Dissent, my picture book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a.k.a. Glorious RBG. The book is illustrated by... Continue reading
Thinking about book-related school and community visits that lie ahead this season has me looking back at mementos from previous outings.... Continue reading
I’m no expert on state standards in education. So I offer the excerpt and link below only to say that, from my point of view, exposing... 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
* New * Writing Workshop Guide for The Year of Goodbyes