I'm one of 50 authors who contributed to Melissa Stewart's terrific anthology of essays on nonfiction, published by NCTE in 2020.
.The Northern Lights Book Awards has recognized Balderdash (Picture Book for All Ages) and The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau (Picture Book- Art) for 2020.
On her website, illustrator Amanda Hall has videos of the techniques she used in creating The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau.Take a look
Grace Lin, her daughter and I have made a video about voting that highlights some of the themes in WHEN YOU GROW UP TO VOTE
The New York Historical Society included BRAVE GIRL in their selection of "Eleven Children's Books that Celebrate the American Story" (July 4, 2020). The Museum at Eldridge Street featured the book in a time travel storytime (June 12, 2020).
OUT OF THIS WORLD was selected as one of Bank Street College's Best Books of the Year, and as a 2020 CCBC Children's Choice. It was chosen for ALA's 2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project, and for Betsy Bird's Best Books of 2019, in the categories of unique biographies, and nonfiction. It's one of A Mighty Girl's best books of 2019.
TERRIBLE TIMES TABLES was chosen by Betsy Bird for her Best Books of 2019, in the categories of math, and rhyming picture books.
The California Reading Association has honored me with the 2019 Armin R. Schulz Literacy Award, for an author whose works promote social justice.
From September 6 - October 4, 2019 I taught a weekly narrative nonfiction class, organized (much to my delight) by local writers.
OUT OF THIS WORLD was selected for the 2019 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show, which showcases original art from the year's best children's books as determined by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors and editors.
BALDERDASH was selected as a CCBC Children's Choice, and is one of Bank Street's Best Children's Books of The Year, and one of NCTE's Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, all for 2018. It was also honored with a California Reading Assn. Eureka Silver award for excellence in nonfiction, was named to the Texas Library Assn. Topaz Nonfiction list, and is a Mitten Award Top Ten from the Michigan Library Assn.
The book was featured on the cover of the August 2017 issue of The California Reader, which includes Common Core lessons and recommended activities. I love the idea of using the book to give historical perspective to a Mock Newbery unit and/or to celebrate children's literature. Many thanks to the teachers and librarians who are spreading the word. You can download a comprehensive teacher's guide prepared by Chronicle Books.