TWO new books for Deborah Hopkinson!

Today we have a double delightful post, a guest post celebrating not one but TWO new books for Deborah Hopkinson! First, A Letter to My Teacher Schwartz & Wade (April 4, 2017) “A valuable lesson in empathy, internalized and paid forward.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Hopkinson’s moving epistolary text and Carpenter’s emotionally incisive flashbacks chronicle Read More …

Young People Changing the World at We Day Seattle 2017

I didn’t get to attend this year’s We Day Seattle 2017 event on April 21, but it looks like it was incredible, as usual! The event was co-founded by changemaker Craig Kielburger, who is profiled in Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters, and it is all about young people and community service. Read More …

Upcoming appearance: Nonfiction Writing Workshop for Tweens

I’m busy doing lots of private talks and appearances at schools and conferences this spring, but here’s one that is open to the public (especially tweens)! On April 20, I’ll be presenting a workshop on nonfiction writing for tweens (ages 8-12) in Bothell, WA. Here’s the description: Where do you find ideas and how do Read More …

Emmanuel’s Dream as an all-school read

Last year, Emmanuel’s Dream made its way to Cumberland Road Elementary in Fishers, Indiana, as their all-school read, a book selected to be incorporated across the curriculum in all grade levels. The school describes itself as “a school committed to inclusivity and global connectedness,” and they thought Emmanuel’s true story would be a good fit. Students and teachers read the book. Read More …

More good news for Emmanuel’s Dream!

Great news: Emmanuel’s Dream has been selected to the 2017 IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities! Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding books for and about children and young people with disabilities. This biennial selection draws attention to books published around the world, in an extensive Read More …