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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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Writing prompt: For the birds

Hi, all. A new writing prompt today. You can write a poem or a paragraph or even turn this one into a comic. What I want you to do is look at the animals around you — birds, squirrels, pets, … Continue reading

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