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Sibert Honoree, Suzanne Slade, is the author of 180 children's books, an adoptive mother, and a mechanical engineer who worked on rockets. She writes true stories about women in STEM, little-known heroes, space, & other exciting topics. Her books are enjoyed by kids across the globe, plus a

Grammy-winning singerHamilton actressAstronaut, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Ryan Reynolds!

Educators: You are tireless, fearless, kind, patient, and creative superstars!

As a small thank you, here are author videos your students might enjoy. If your "Battle of the Books" list includes one of my books, please let me know. I'll create a short, custom video for your school.   

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New Books for 2022!

"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

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Released April 2024

"Working in pastel, colored pencil, and airbrush, Gonzalez realistically pictures the birds visiting tropical flowers, sparring, or perching amid twigs, ..."

 Kirkus Reviews

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Released January 2024

"delightful book ... cheerful rhymes and bright, lively images ... Children will feel reassured by the book’s auspicious premise that no matter what’s occurred today, a brand-new tomorrow is inevitably on the horizon."

 Kirkus Reviews

2023 CBC NSTA Outstanding Science    Trade Books

"Meticulously studying the stars when few women could, Vera Rubin changed the face of astronomy and our understanding of the universe."

— Ashley Yeager, Author of Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter and Beyond: The Life of Astronomer Vera Rubin

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