Celebrate Black History Month . . .

February 1-28:  Celebrate Black History month with I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery.

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist, 2013 PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing
  • 2013, Bank Street College of Education, The Best Children’s Books of the Year
  • 2013 NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
  • 2013 Gold Nautilus Award
  • NYPL’s Children’s Books 2012: 100 Books for Reading and Sharing List
  • 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Award
  • 2013 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
  • Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center: CCBC Choices 2013; Poetry Essentials
  • Parent’s Choice Silver Honor

Or Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song, both illustrated by Michele Wood.

Awards and Honors

  • NYPL’s Children’s Books 2016: 100 Books for Reading and Sharing List
  • New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominee, 2017-2018
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center: CCBC Choices 2017
  • 2017, Bank Street College of Education, The Best Children’s Books of the Year