Category Archives: Authors You Should Know

Read This!: TRUE BIZ by Sara Nović

True Biz by Sara Nović Summary: True biz (adj/exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history final, and have doctors, politicians, … Continue reading

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Read This!: SO THIS IS EVER AFTER by F.T. Lukens

So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens Summary: Arek hadn’t thought much about what would happen after he completed the prophecy that said he was destined to save the Kingdom of Ere from its evil ruler. So now that … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: The best young adult fantasy/sci fi novels about female characters who don’t care if you like them or not

I recently had a chance to put together a booklist for Shepherd.com.  I was inspired by Soraya, the heroine of my YA novel Dagger and Coin, to create a booklist featuring other prickly, wonderful female characters like her.  So, without further … Continue reading

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Read This!: Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig Summary: Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), … Continue reading

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Read This!: The Words in My Hands by Asphyxia

The Words in My Hands by Asphyxia Summary: Part coming of age, part call to action, this #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is an exploration of what it means to belong. Set in an ominously prescient near future, this … Continue reading

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Storytime at Snug Books this Saturday!

  Storytime with Tracy C. Gold and Kathy MacMillan Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 AM Snug Books, 4717 Harford Road, #1C, Baltimore, MD 21214 Join two local authors for a fun storytime–and learn a little American Sign Language, too! Kathy MacMillan is … Continue reading

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Interview with Jen Bryant, author of Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight: Patsy Takemoto Mink and the Fight for Title IX

As my co-author Manuela Bernardi and I worked on our book, She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World (along with another project we hope to be able to share with you soon!), we learned about so … Continue reading

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This Saturday! : A Conversation with Kidlit Authors

I’m looking forward to moderating this terrific panel featuring kidlit authors for all ages! A CONVERSATION WITH KIDLIT AUTHORS Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern (Online via Zoom) This panel is sponsored by the Maryland Writers Association and … Continue reading

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Happy World Read Aloud Day!

February 3 is World Read Aloud Day!  My co-author Manuela Bernardi and I celebrated with a readaloud and a conversation about our book, She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World. Join us to hear about some of … Continue reading

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Book Lists!

Thank you to Colorado Parent for including The Runaway Shirt in their roundup of books about chores and family responsibilities:   Also announced this week:  2021 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List. This excellent list of 2020 titles, divided into … Continue reading

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