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. . . .
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
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
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
“enlightening and inspiring” –Publishers Weekly
Read the New York Times review
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.
“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