Getting to Know: Amanda West Lewis

  Me: Congratulations on your beautiful new book, A PLANET IS A POEM (Kids Can Press, May 2024)! I’ve read what seems, as Carl Sagan might say, billions and billions of space books, but never one that approaches the objects of our solar system with such a delightful profusion of poetry styles. What inspired you… Read more »

Getting to Know: Elise Matich

  Recently, while visiting the Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, I was fortunate to meet author-illustrator Elise Matich, who was signing her picture book SEW SISTER: THE UNTOLD STORY OF JEAN WRIGHT AND NASA’S SEAMSTRESSES (Tilbury House Publishers, 2023). As quite the bonus, Jean Wright herself was there too! I loved learning Jean’s story,… Read more »

Getting to Know: Leah Moser

  The good news is, author Leah Moser spoke at my school about her debut picture book, I AM A THUNDERCLOUD (Running Press Kids, April 2024)! The not so good news is that her assemblies were planned during my art classes, so I only got to hear about 10 minutes of her presentation as I… Read more »