Emmanuel’s Dream a WA State Book Award Finalist!

The Washington Center for the Book announced the Washington State Book Award finalists for 2016, and I’m honored to say that Emmanuel’s Dream is among the three finalists for the Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award in the Picture Book category! The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library announces the Washington State Book Awards finalists Read More …

Good news for MY DOG IS THE BEST!

I’m tickled to share some good news about MY DOG IS THE BEST with you today:   First, it was listed in the CCBC Choices 2016 by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center!   Second, it was also awarded a 2015 Blue Ribbon from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB)!   Third, I worked with Curious City Read More …

Wonderful news for Emmanuel’s Dream!

There’s been a bunch of exciting news regarding Emmanuel’s Dream lately, and I wanted to share it all with you… First, it was recently selected as a Notable Book in the Children’s Africana Book Awards! One of my all-time favorite picture books—One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul—was similarly recognized, which makes this honor even more special.   Read More …

An ALA Schneider Family Award for Emmanuel’s Dream

This is old news at this point, but I’ve been so busy that I’m just now FINALLY getting around to posting it here. So, just in case you’ve been too busy to keep up with the news in the children’s literature industry, Emmanuel’s Dream has won the Schneider Family Book Award from the American Library Read More …

Two more awards for Be a Changemaker!

Be a Changemaker was recently awarded two more prestigious awards: First, it was recognized last month with a Moonbeam Award! These awards were created “to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading.”  You can see the full list of winners here. Be a Changemaker was Read More …