I spent an informative and inspiring hour talking with authors A.S. (Amy) King, Jason Reynolds, Francisco X. Stork, Bill Konigsberg (not pictured), and Cory McCarthy about mental health. In the course of our conversation, we covered our own mental health,
I came here to talk about science, advocacy, and truth—themes in my first three picture books, releasing this fall.
My picture books focus on empowering kids with foundations of:
This week I’ve caught myself for two minutes here, five minutes there, reading a scene from my manuscript in progress.
Not to edit it. Not because I’m nervous about what my new editor will say (that won’t kick in for another couple of weeks).
Not because I don’t have other things to do.
Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you’re in the eighth grade.
Peter Stone is a quiet boy in a family full of extroverts, musicians, and yellers.
From Macmillan: “Martine Leavitt has written several award-winning novels for young adults, including My Book of Life by Angel (FSG, 2012), which garnered five starred reviews and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; Keturah and Lord Death (Boyds Mills,
I will always remember the first time I had a panic attack.
I was in fifth grade, in the middle of a math lesson, and I don’t remember what triggered the attack, although I assume it had something to do with the fact that I was in the middle of a math lesson.
A Goth girl with an attitude problem, Elizabeth Davis must learn to control her anger before it destroys her.
Emily Delgado appears to be a smart,
Compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Most folks probably think gardens only get tended when they’re blooming. But most folks would be wrong. According to the almanac,