Winner of the 2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.
Recipient of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor.
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.
Before all that’s happened in the past month happened, at the top of my mind was something far removed from social distancing and sheltering in... Continue reading
Today, Veterans Day, I’m thinking of my dad, Harold Levy, who served on the destroyer-escort USS Menges in WWII. Dad’s rank was that... Continue reading
Today is publication day for my graphic novel-style biography, Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice. Yes, my second book... Continue reading
The new graphic novel-style biography
“Enlightening, inspiring, and empowering.” – Kirkus Reviews
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!
“An arresting, soulful tribute to the power of music and the shared humanity that underlies conflict.” —Booklist (starred)
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017
“An innovative capturing of history through the lens of a song and a passionate affirmation of human rights.” –Booklist
Jane Addams Children’s Book Honor 2014
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“An immensely powerful experience” –Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“crackles with adolescent vitality” –Publishers Weekly (starred)
Kirkus Best Book, Parents’ Choice, Sydney Taylor Award Notable,
VOYA Nonfiction Honor
Writing Workshop Guide for The Year of Goodbyes
THE KEY FROM SPAIN
Sydney Taylor Award Honor 2020
“Captivating. . . . The writing is poetic and lyrical, effortlessly weaving centuries of history into the story while maintaining a strikingly intimate tone.” —School Library Journal (starred)
YIDDISH SAVES THE DAY!
“While other books . . . have introduced a mensch here, and a bubbele there, Levy’s story is built on the specific and delightful premise that Yiddish is a language with superpowers.” —Jewish Book Council
2016 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award (Pennsylvania)
2016 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award (Kansas)
“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