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Welcome!

Sibert Honoree, Suzanne Slade, is the author of 150 children's books, an adoptive mother, and a mechanical engineer who worked on rockets. She likes to share true stories about women in STEM, little-known heroes, space, and other exciting topics. Her books are enjoyed by children around the world (plus a Grammy-winning singer, astronaut, Hamilton actress, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.)

Educators & Librarians: You are tireless, fearless, kind, patient, inventive superstars! As a small thank you, here are a few author videos you might enjoy sharing with your students.  

New Books for 2022!
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"A respectful, important tribute

to an instrumental rocket scientist."

                          Kirkus Review

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"Readers will find a lot of charm here, and the illustrations bring one back to the period, into the rural Tennessee mountains, and ultimately to the big city, where Dolly finally finds fame."  Booklist

    Latest Books
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"[An] absolute treat of a nonfiction picture book. ... Gonzalez’s photorealistic art is breathtaking"

 — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review

"An admirable, admiring introduction to an intriguing species. 

           Kirkus Review

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"A respectful, important tribute to an

instrumental rocket scientist.

           Kirkus Review

*NSTA Best STEM Books list 

*NYPL Best Books for Kids list

*Delaware Diamond Award list

*CBC'S Children's Favorites 2023 list

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"Readers will find a lot of charm here"

                    — Booklist

*Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List

*CA Reading Assoc. Eureka Silver award

*South Carolina Book Award nominee

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