Today I’m reading picture book biographies of two trail-blazing female artists: Zaha Hadid, an architect; and Amalia Hernandez, a dancer The World Is Not a Rectangle introduced me to Zaha Hadid. I loved learning about this architect I’d never heard of, and found myself falling down an Internet rabbit hole of looking at her designs! The […]

My all-time favorite Thanksgiving book is How Many Days to America? by Eve Bunting. It tells the story of refugees who come ashore in the US on Thanksgiving day. It’s a book about all the things I’m most proud of about my country–the way we have in the past welcomed refugees; the way our culture makes […]

(I’m jumping with joy that my Feb 2018 book, Girl Running, got a Kirkus star! Details here.) One of our great American resources is our national parks: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon…Of course those national parks have ended up in books for kids. Grand Canyon is an information-packed, elegantly structured picture book that uses text features to […]