Today, October 19, is the day when my new middle grade novel, How to Save a Superhero, begins to make its way out into the world. It’s the story of Addie, a girl who hangs out at a retirement home after school waiting for her mother to get off work. The newest resident, a […]
“Powerful Kids’ Books on the Immigrant Experience”
I’m honored the Brightly newsletter people included my story, One Good Thing About America, in this new article on kids’ books depicting the immigrant experience. One of my favorites, if you haven’t seen it yet, is the graphic novel, When Stars Are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, a wonderful and sweet story […]
A New Book in 2021
Hello Reader Friends, What a crazy year 2020 has been. I hope you are all finding ways to live through it and find some happiness along the way. I have been hard at work on a new middle-grade novel (for ages 8-12) which will be published next fall, 2021. I don’t want to give too […]
New Year, New Book
Here is one of my new neighbors on this bright first day of the New Year! I hope 2020 will be filled with good things for all of us: time for long walks, conversations and meals with friends, work we love. Speaking of which, I have a new middle-grade novel coming out with Holiday House […]
Golden Kite Honor Award!
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) gave One Good Thing About America a Golden Kite Honor Award for middle-grade fiction at a gala event in New York City in February. There’s nothing like a silver sticker to dress up the cover of a book. Thanks SCBWI! Speaking of awards, I have been […]
One Good Thing About America on 2017 Windows and Mirrors list
One Good Thing About America has been chosen by the New England Children’s Booksellers Advisory Council (NECBA) for their Windows and Mirrors list. These are the 2017 books that best exemplify diverse viewpoints, experiences, and identities. Thanks, NECBA! And another list: the New York Public Library put my book on their New […]
My “Brand-New to America” article on Brightly website
If you’re not already familiar with Brightly, it is an amazing online resource for children’s literature. Partnering with Penguin Random House, they feature book recommendations from all publishers and for all ages of young readers. I am delighted to announce they asked me to write an article for them which is published online today! Titled […]
A fourth grade door!
For Children’s Book Week, each class at my school decorated their classroom door with their favorite book. It was so exciting to see this one! Students wrote their “One Good Things About America” on the blue stars: everything from freedom to NASA (see space shuttle lower left). While we’re on the subject of school, here […]
Blog Tour April 10 – 21
Want to know what a blog tour is? Come travel with me and my new children’s novel, One Good Thing About America, as we head across the country dropping in on 10 different blogs! Here are dates, blogs and topics. Have fun! 4/10 – Geo Librarian – Experiences as an ELL Teacher 4/11 – Late […]
My new book!
One Good Thing About America will be published in a couple of weeks. Here I am with an advance copy. The title seems very timely right now. The novel (for ages 8-12) is the story of a 10-year-old refugee from Africa who tries to find a new home in what she calls “Crazy America.” And, […]