When I stumbled upon the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators almost a decade ago, I never could have imagined this moment. I have just learned that The Boy Who Grew A Forest has won a 2020 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Southeast region.
Thank you to The Nature Generation for naming THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST as a 2020 Green Earth Book Award Honor Book! I am so grateful to see this book among all of these inspirational titles. Click the link below for more:
I have just received word that THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST: The True Story of Jadav Payeng has been selected as the winning book in the children’s category of the 2019 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award! This means so much to me. I am incredibly honored and grateful. I...
I'm excited to learn that THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST has been shortlisted for a Keystone to Reading Book award in the intermediate elementary category for 2020-2021! Check out all of the wonderful titles with the link below:
When I set out on the journey of writing about Jadav Payeng, I began with an image of him standing in his forest. Years later, this journey has come full circle. I am overwhelmed with emotion as I share images of Jadav holding his book!