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Activities for Tu B’Shevat

It’s nearly Tu B’Shevat, the Birthday of the Trees, but you don’t have to be Jewish to celebrate your leafy friends. (See Arbor Day, Earth Day and Every Day.)  Here is an updated list of activities you might try with your kids, even during winter … Continue reading

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Reading guide for Not Your All-American Girl

As we talk with students about Not Your All-American Girl, we decided to put together a reading guide. Make sure you check out the activities at the end! We hope this will help readers connect with the book — and … Continue reading

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Books in 2020

Publishing a book in 2020, I’ve felt like the proverbial salmon. Not that I’ve ever been a salmon, but ugh. How do you travel around to support your book? (Spoiler alert: you don’t.) How do you visit classrooms to talk … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: One Small Hop

Signed preorders: https://www.onemorepagebooks.com/one-small-hop MR: Prior to ONE SMALL HOP (Scholastic, May 2021), I was steeped in the 1980s for two books with writing partner Wendy Shang. ONE SMALL HOP is set in the future, but I haven’t shaken the 80s, … Continue reading

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A poem for poem in your pocket day

A poem I wrote this morning Disinfectant It is hard to make a decision in relentless rain when you have no idea how things are normally when normal is a stray dog, anyway. You saw it through the window on … Continue reading

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