Sibert Honoree, Suzanne Slade, is the author of 150 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 singer, Hamilton actress, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, an astronaut, & Ryan Reynolds!
Educators: You are tireless, fearless, kind, patient, inventive superstars!
As a small thank you, here are author videos you might enjoy sharing with students.
New Books for 2022!
"A respectful, important tribute
to an instrumental rocket scientist."
— Kirkus Review
"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
★ Releases January 2024
★ Released November 2023
"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
★ "[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