Winner of the 2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.
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.
Today is publication day! The Year of Goodbyes is about my mother’s experience in 1938 Nazi Germany. It’s about what that year was... Continue reading
Today is publication day for my two newest picture books! I’ll let a couple of the reviews introduce these stories to you: The Key from... Continue reading
Nine-and-a-half years ago, Disney-Hyperion published my book about my mother’s—Jutta’s—last year living in Nazi Germany before Europe exploded... Continue reading
2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner
2016 National Jewish Book Award
Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book for 2017
Thanks to book lovers for making I Dissent an Indie and NYT Bestseller!
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
“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
“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
Writing Workshop Guide for The Year of Goodbyes
THE KEY FROM SPAIN
“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