My #FirstPictureBook Q&A

GIVING THANKS

November 20, 2017

This Thanksgiving, I can add one more thing to my gratitude list. After a four-year cycle of writing, submitting, rejection, and repeat, I finally found the perfect publisher for my next nonfiction picture book. SERENA: THE LITTLEST SISTER will be published in 2019 by Page Street Kids. This biography of Serena Williams, one of the greatest athletes ever, celebrates the power of sisterhood.

Growing up as an only child, I had to settle for the next best thing—friends—and, over the years, have made wonderful friendships with strong, supportive, and hilarious women. So in the spirit of sisterhood, I say let’s give our mighty girls something special this holiday season. Let’s give them entertaining and inspiring books about real women who made a difference in the world.

Here are some wonderful picture-book collections about fierce females—written by women and illustrated by women:

LITTLE LEADERS

GIRLS THINK OF EVERYTHING

WOMEN IN SPORTS

RAD AMERICAN WOMEN A-Z

GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS

SHE PERSISTED

And look for this stunning book coming out at the end of January—the perfect gift for your little Valentine.
SHAKING THINGS UP

Happy Thanksgiving!