About Me

I’m the author of the picture book I Love You for Miles and Miles, illustrated by Mike Yamada (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017) and the forthcoming biography Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (Lee & Low Books, 2022).

Before becoming a children’s writer, I worked for economic justice organizations and co-wrote the resource guide, Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation (Soft Skull Press, 2007). My articles about giving, activism, and economic justice have been published in magazines and journals.

I vividly remember my introduction to the editing process in the fourth grade and I still find cutting and pasting to be thrilling. These days I love researching everything from marine life to contemporary art for my books. I also blog about activism in children’s literature at The Bull Horn (formerly called M is for Movement). I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Grub Street in Boston.

In addition to writing, I’m a co-creator of Candleschtick. I’m also on the board of the Food Research and Action Center, an organization committed to ending hunger in the United States.

Signed copies of my books are available from Porter Square Books.

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