#AtHome learning using my books

The inspiring image above is a spread from my upcoming picture book, ELIZABETH WARREN’S BIG, BOLD PLANS, illustrated by the amazing Susanna Chapman and releasing on May 5 (hooray!). These days, it often feels hard to conceive of big, bold plans. I’ll admit, some days just getting out of my pajamas feels like a victory. Read More …

Empower kids and teens during COVID-19

Why empower kids and teens during COVID-19? They need it! Taking action is one important way to make a problem seem more manageable and less frightening, so getting young people involved can actually help them cope with the situation we are all facing. Giving them a purpose gives them something else to focus on besides Read More …

Blog Tour: Growing Up Gorilla by Clare Hodgson Meeker

Today I’m thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Clare Hodgson Meeker’s new book, Growing Up Gorilla! GROWING UP GORILLA by Clare Hodgson Meeker Millbrook Press/September 3, 2019 Grades 3-6, 48 pages Here’s what the publisher says about Growing Up Gorilla: This heartwarming true story chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla Read More …

Emmanuel’s Dream wins CA Young Reader Medal!

A few weeks ago I was honored to travel to Pasadena, CA, to the California Library Association conference to receive the California Young Reader Medal for Emmanuel’s Dream. This is a very special award because the winning book in each category is chosen by the kids themselves. First, the award tea itself. There were teas Read More …