Suzanne is the award-winning author of more than 150 children's books,

an adoptive mother, and a mechanical engineer who worked on rockets.

She often writes about STEM women (A. Comstock, K. Johnson, J. Almeida),

her hometown Chicago heroes (G. Brooks, J. Addams, H. Globetrotters),

space exploration (Countdown, Daring Dozen, Astronaut Annie), and more. 

Wonderful Educators & Librarians: You are incredible! I applaud your

herculean efforts during this difficult time. As a small thank you, I created a few videos to share with students whenever you wish! 

What's New?
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*Released March 15, 2021

*Book Trailer

*Washington Post article 

  (by Suzanne)

*WZZM "13 Reads" TV Interview

*Discover June Almeida,   

  and how her pioneering work is          helping fight Covid-19 today.


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*Released April 1, 2021

*Booklist Starred Review

*Book Trailer

*Washington Post article 

  (by Suzanne)

*Story behind the Story

*Video: Author/Expert Chat



*Released November 2020

*Junior Library Guild Selection

*High-Flying Book Trailer


*Researching the Globetrotters

*10 Surprising Globetrotter Facts!

*WGN TV Interview



*Robert F. Sibert Honor Book


*Coretta Scott King Illus. Honor Book


*Horn Book Starred Review

*School Library Journal Starred Review

*SLJ Best Books 2020

*Parent's Magazine: Best Books 2020

*Book Trailer

*Creation of EXQUISITE 

*Author/Illustrator Book Reading 

*CSO Musical Book Reading