I am author of 72 award-winning books for readers preschool through adult. My special interests are writing about children and their everyday deeds that make a difference, writing women into history, and writing about children with special needs.
My most recent books are: Picture Girl, Diary of a Drummer Boy, and Dolores Huerta Stands Strong: The Woman Who Demanded Justice. Earlier favorites include: Tooth Tales from around the World, Raising Smart Kids for Dummies, and Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor.
A young girl, whose family faced religious persecution, possesses such art talent that when her family was to be returned to the Ukraine and sure death in 1923, her artwork helped persuade an immigration judge to allow the family to stay in the United States. It's a story of a girl's persistence and sense of fair play, a family story, and an immigration and Ellis Island story.