November 2, 2012

Visiting Classrooms Around the World via Skype™!

Wow, isn’t the new technology wonderful.  I can visit classrooms around the world – speak with students and answer questions about my books – from my […]
October 18, 2012

Remembering the Sobibór Escape

Sunday, October 14 marked the 69th anniversary of the escape from the Sobibór death camp. I spent a good part of the day thinking about the […]
October 11, 2012

Celebrate the Caldecott, Courage, Pottery & Radishes!

Speaking with other educators – especially librarians – is one of the rewards of being a writer of children’s books! In September, I spoke at an […]
September 25, 2012

An Amazing Gathering!

This September 26th marks the 79th anniversary of the remarkable escape by 230 Jewish prisoners from the Novogrudok Labor Camp in Poland – a story and […]
September 12, 2012

Beyond Courage is published!

Today is a special day for me. My book Beyond Courage is going out into the world and we are starting a conversation here on this […]
September 8, 2012
Candlewick team who helped get Beyond Courage published

It Takes a Village!

There’s a wonderful African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It’s also true, “It takes a village to write a book.” The photograph […]
September 8, 2012

Kids Have the Best Ideas!

There are a lot of things I love about visiting schools:  meeting the kids, hearing what they think about my books, answering their really smart questions […]