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Replay of Let Liberty Rise Book Launch

Hey kids! Watch the replay of the book launch party for LET LIBERTY RISE! with me and illustrator Chuck Groenink. Hosted by the Curious Reader on Facebook Live, Sunday, March 7.

Replay with NFL Super Bowl champion

Watch the replay of this fun virtual event for LET LIBERTY RISE with NFL Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell on Sunday, March 7 at Books on Wonder online!

NYC’s Skyscraper Museum Event

Illustrator Chuck Groenink and I will be doing a virtual event at NYC’s Skyscraper Museum, Monday, March 8, 4-5 PM ET. RSVP:

My Messy Muse

Join me and these other kidlit authors discussing our publishing journeys on My Messy Muse podcast (created by Michele McAvoy), Wed. Feb. 17, 2021 at 8:30 PM ET on Facebook Live!

Bravo, Avocado!

Guac and roll! BRAVO, AVOCADO!, a new funny, punny picture is coming out from HarperCollins in 2023! Here’s the announcement from PW!

Charming history

LET LIBERTY RISE (Scholastic, 3-2-21) received a STARRED REVIEW in School Library Journal. “This charming history title is a true inspiration for the present. An informative must-have for all libraries.” Read the full review here.

Our names are important!

Our names are important! In this video for PJ Library on Facebook, I shared the origins of my name and a fun activity for families to explore the power of our names using my book, MY NAME IS WAKAWAKALOCH.

Sparkling Review

LET LIBERTY RISE! (Scholastic 3-2-21) received a “sparkling” review from Kirkus. “Sparkling language movingly describes how everyday folks effected powerful change. Readers will relish knowing that kids played a pivotal role in the campaign; many actual quotes from children are included. Lively, colorful illustrations capturing the period depict diverse characters and wonderful perspectives.” Read the full review here!

Takeaways for emerging children’s authors

Here’s the replay of my talk for YU Libraries and the Stern College Education Club about my writing journey and takeaways for emerging children’s authors. More than 70 people attended this event on Zoom on Dec. 8, 2020!

Free Zoom talk on kidlit publishing

Interested in writing a picture book? Want to learn more about kidlit publishing? I am presenting a FREE Zoom talk for the Yeshiva University Libraries and Education Department at Stern College on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 ET. Details here!