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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.

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COMING IN FEBRUARY 2017:

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“insightful . . . vibrant” —Publishers Weekly (starred)

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A Very Fine Lunch

I was having a very nice lunch at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English last weekend in Atlanta. Look, here is the... Continue reading


Yes. I Do Love This.

Earlier this week, Glorious RBG–that is, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg–read aloud from I Dissent at a PJ Library event here in... Continue reading


Katie and RBG Sit Down For A Chat, And. . .

          Katie Couric: What do you hope little girls take away from this book? Little boys, too? Justice Ginsburg: That... Continue reading


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SHE’S HERE!

I DISSENT coverRuth 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.

Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book for 2017

Did you miss the Glorious RBG blog? Posts are here!

Read the Washington Post,  USA Today, and TIME reviews

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

AWARD-WINNING

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“An inviting  introduction to a spirited and spiritual anthem”  –Kirkus Reviews

“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

 

FOR YOUNG ADULTS

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    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

DOZER THE DOG!

Dozer's Run coverDOZER’S RUN: A TRUE STORY OF A DOG AND HIS RACE 

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)

 

 

THE YEAR OF GOODBYES

 Year of Goodbyes jacket“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

* NewWriting Workshop Guide for The Year of Goodbyes

 

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