New YA historical verse novel

The story I somehow wrote during the year of my daughter’s treatment & palliative care, the story that gave me an island of normalcy in a sea of chaos, stress, & sorrow — friends, it’s going to be a book!! 😭😭😭

SONG OF FREEDOM, SONG OF DREAMS is a YA historical novel in verse about music and dreams, justice and protest, courage and hope.

Here’s the announcement from Publishers Weekly:

Chocolate Lily Book Award

Delighted to get the news that MISSING MIKE has won the Chocolate Lily Book Award!😲😍 Thank you, BC readers!!! Many thanks to the committee and to BC teachers & librarians, and congrats to chapter book and picture book winners Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, Peter Wohlleben, and Cale Atkinson!

Macy McMillan Wins the Schneider

Reposting from Publisher Spotlight’s blog… Thank you for the cheers, support, and kind words, Publisher Spotlight!

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Macy CoverWe are thrilled to share that at the Youth Media Awards announcements earlier this month, author Shari Green and publisher Pajama Press were awarded the prestigious Schneider Family Book Award for Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess.

The Schneider Family Book Awards is an initiative of the American Library Association that honors “an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.” Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess won the 2018 Schneider Family Book Award in the Middle School Book category.

Written in flowing free verse, Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess follows deaf sixth-grader Macy as she is helped through difficult life changes by an unexpected friendship with her elderly neighbor Iris. Through the power of shared stories and freshly baked cookies, Macy and Iris support one another as they begin new chapters in their lives, full of hope and promise…

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