COMING JANUARY 2019

A civil rights drama riveted the nation’s attention in 1956. You likely have never heard of the history that my co-author, Jo Ann Allen Boyce, and eleven other high school students made in a small Tennessee town sixty years ago–yet it could not be more relevant and inspiring today. 

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I write books—nonfiction, fiction, picture books, poetry—for young people, old people, and in-between people. You read books. How fortunate that we’ve found one another! Have a look around. . . . and click here for lots more books.

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Coming in 2019: RBG Graphic Bio

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BESTSELLER!

I DISSENT cover

2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner

2016 National Jewish Book Award

Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book for 2017

Read the Washington Post,  USA Today, and TIME reviews

Thanks to book lovers for making I Dissent an Indie and NYT Bestseller!

AWARD-WINNING


Society of Illustrators Silver Medal
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017
A 2018 Bank Street College Best Book

“An arresting, soulful tribute to the power of music and the shared humanity that underlies conflict.” —Booklist (starred)

“a moving tale” —Kirkus Reviews


We Shall Overcome jacket

“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 Book
American Folklore Society 2014 Aesop Accolade

Read the New York Times review

 

 

THE YEAR OF GOODBYES

“An outstanding and emotionally taut read”
–School Library Journal (starred)

“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

 Writing Workshop Guide for The Year of Goodbyes

DOZER THE DOG


Dozer's Run cover

2016 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award (Pennsylvania)
2016 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award (Kansas)

FOR YOUNG ADULTS

IMPERFECT SPIRAL: A NOVELIMPERFECT SPIRAL

“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

 

 

 

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