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  • Thank you, Teachers and Librarians This December

    Dear Teachers and Librarians, Thank you! Mostly I want to say that your kindnesses to an itinerant writer as I’ve visited your schools and libraries over the years have meant the world to me. Included here are some small offerings for you. (If I come to your class or storytime, I truly might bring along…


  • Outstanding International Books

    Sonabai Rajawar, a young mother forced by her husband to not leave her home in the Indian village of Puhphutara, begins to fill her days working with the natural clay she found near the well where she washed clothes.

  • A Picture Book From Iran: An Umbrella With White Butterflies

    An Umbrella With White Butterflies by Farhad Hassanzadeh, illustrated by Ghazaleh Bigdelou is a story about how four children unknowingly impact one another on the eve of the new year. Today as I write this, it’s World Read Aloud Day, a celebration of reading with children all over the world. This book of interconnection, An…