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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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LATEST POSTS

A Cover For Ruth (Glorious RBG)

I’m excited to post the cover for I Dissent, my picture book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a.k.a. Glorious RBG. The book is illustrated by... Continue reading


School Visit Souvenirs

Thinking about book-related school and community visits that lie ahead this season has me looking back at mementos from previous outings.... Continue reading


"We Shall Overcome" in South Carolina

I’m no expert on state standards in education. So I offer the excerpt and link below only to say that, from my point of view, exposing... 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

* NewWriting Workshop Guide for The Year of Goodbyes

 

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