March 30, 2020

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:

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March 14, 2020

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!

Huge thanks to Sleeping Bear Pres...

March 10, 2020

THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST has just been awarded the Gold Medal for Young Children's Literature in the Florida State Book Award for 2019-2020. What an honor! 

As stated by the awards committee: "The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Librari...

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SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

June 3, 2020

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