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July 1, 2020

Thanks to the pandemic I've turned up an award I almost forgot about. Leafing through a stack of old letters, this was a bug I loved finding.

It came with letters from a classroom in the Macatina School in Quebec.

I know at the time I wrote back to thank the students, bu...

June 4, 2019

Hear Maggie Ishino, one of Dear Miss Breed's "children" in an interview at the newspaper, Rafu Shimpo, in Los Angeles, where she still works! Maggie is now 93 years young and an inspiration! She shared some of the most moving stories about the indignities and losses of...

May 30, 2019

A story dear to my heart. Elizabeth Yamada, narrates part of the story on San Diego TV, Channel 10. Elizabeth, one of Miss Breed's children, wrote the introduction to my book, Dear Miss Breed and has become a dear friend. Also on the video, Rick Crawford who was so hel...

May 7, 2019

I was checking to see if my book, The Prince's Bedtime is still being offered at Barefoot Books (it is, with a recording by Hugh Bonneville) and discovered a page on their site that preschoolers might enjoy...a page full of musical videos with favorite nursery songs....

April 4, 2019

Spring Cleaning my computer files has turned up treasures that I’d almost forgotten. I’ve been trying to cut down the number of photos filling up a cloud of their own. Our travel and family archives are huge and tucked into those memories are research gems for books. P...

April 3, 2019

My morning started with an accidental finding...old, old emails just popped up when I opened my computer. I started deleting until I came upon a lovely note from Oct, 2008, that should have been included with the reviews of Stanley Hayami, Nisei Son. I've added it to t...

December 24, 2018

Just had word that my interview with Barbara Bietz, author of The Sundown Kid, is now on her blog, Jewish Books for Kids. Like TheKnish War on Rivington Street, her book was a PJ selection and a Sydney Taylor, Notable Book.  Barbara's website is a great source of revie...

July 11, 2018

I woke up this morning to find the Boy Mayor of New York in the New York Times

the same Mayor who became the decider

in The Knish War on Rivington Street

Since the New York Times only reported the heated up knish war in January of 1916,

I had to find a solution...and...

June 22, 2018

Since 1968 my book, Have You Seen Birds? has been in print and available in the United States without interruption. That's a long time for any title to stay around. Originally published in the US by Young Scott Books, it was then reissued by Scholastic Canada with new...

June 5, 2018

                                                                    Looking forward to a reading

and a d...

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