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The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science has already received five starred reviews!

Maria Merian, born in 1647, was one of the first to document butterfly metamorphosis, using her scientific mind and superb artistic skill. Her life was full of risk, adventure, and discovery. I absolutely loved researching, writing, and finding 80+ illustrations for this colorful middle grade biography.

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My 2017 book, Round, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo, was just named a High Commended book by the Charlotte Zolotow Award Committee. Check out the winners here.


Before Morning was named an NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts.

"This simply perfect book is a must-have piece of portable poetry and art for all collections.” School Library Journal, starred review

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