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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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Bad News, Good News, And Forever

Bad news: The hardcover edition of The Year of Goodbyes is going out of print. It has had a good run: five years since it was published in 2010.... Continue reading


A Writer's Best Friend

I’m referring to Dozer, of course, of Dozer’s Run. And to my own Toby. And to countless other dogs who lie patiently by our feet as... Continue reading


Liberation Day

Today, January 27, was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. I have no fresh insights appropriate to this... Continue reading


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AWARD-WINNING

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

“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

FOR YOUNG ADULTS

“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

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.

 

 

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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