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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. . . .

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A Good Week In Pictures

Sure, I could write something here about how great it’s been in the past week to share We Shall Overcome and other books with kids at the... Continue reading


In Charlottesville, Lyrically Speaking

When I visited Greenbrier and Burnley-Moran elementary schools in Charlottesville recently as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, I spoke... Continue reading


In Charlottesville, Part 1

There I was in Charlottesville last week for the Virginia Festival of the Book, heading out to one of the local schools I visited as part of my... Continue reading


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

“enlightening and inspiring”  –Publishers Weekly

“powerful” –Booklist

Read the New York Times review

NEW!

“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

IMPERFECT SPIRAL

COMING SOON!

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.

 

 

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

 

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