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 Nov. 7, 2023
"Meticulously studying the stars when few women could, Vera Rubin changed the face of astronomy and our understanding of the universe. With energy and elegance, author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Susan Reagan perfectly capture Vera’s lifelong love of the night sky and the role it played in helping us reimagine the cosmos
— 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
"Readers will find a lot of charm here"
*Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List
*CA Reading Assoc. Eureka Silver award
*South Carolina Book Award nominee
*Kansas NEA Reading Circle "Recommended" title