Be a Changemaker wins a Crystal Kite Award!

It’s a huge honor to announce that Be a Changemaker has won the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ (SCBWI) Crystal Kite Award for the West division, which includes Washington/Oregon/Alaska/Idaho/Montana/North Dakota/South Dakota! This award is voted on by other SCBWI members, who are also authors and illustrators, so it’s especially rewarding to be recognized. Read More …

Let’s celebrate with a giveaway (or four)!

I’m so happy about the recent accolades my books have received that I’ve decided to host not just one giveaway–but FOUR! To celebrate the fact that BE A CHANGEMAKER: HOW TO START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS was a finalist for the Cybils awards, I’ll be giving away a signed copy of the paperback edition on Goodreads, Read More …

Good news: ONE IS ENOUGH won an award!

In my last post, I was so busy gushing about the conference awesomeness I forgot to mention the best news of all! My manuscript for ONE IS ENOUGH, a picture-book biography about Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, was one of those nominated for the SCBWI Western Washington 2010 Outstanding Work-in-Progress awards! Here’s the official slide: This award Read More …