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Mary Crockett Hill

I’ve been trying to think for the past few days about what to say about Mary Crockett Hill, who I am not ready to talk about in the past tense. Her daughter Isabelle wrote a wonderful remembrance. (I’ll add the … Continue reading

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ONE SMALL HOP named Green Earth honor book

Thanks so much to The Nature Generation for naming ONE SMALL HOP a Green Earth Book Award honor book. I started writing this book during a quiet summer when the frogs weren’t croaking and I’m so excited about the idea … Continue reading

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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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