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The Order of the Trees is a Green Earth Book Award Honor Book!

2016-green-earth-book-award-honor-winners-for-web-768x403We are pleased to announce that The Order of the Trees won the Green Earth Book Award honor prize for Children’s Fiction 2015! The Nature Generation awards books that promote environmental stewardship among young people.  The Green Earth Book awards are awarded in picture book, children’s fiction and non-fiction, young adult fiction and non-fiction categories.

I’m honored to be included on this list. We’ll be heading to Washington D.C. in October for the Read Green Festival and award ceremony and we will be thrilled to meet other authors,  environmentalists and readers!

Education Week Teacher: Teachers Stay Because They Made a Choice to Serve

Education Week Teacher imageI was happy to have the opportunity to answer a question for the Education Week Teacher blog. It was: Why do some teachers stay at difficult to staff schools? What are the rewards? What do these long term teachers learn about specific communities & learning that benefit their students?

Three educators from across the country, in different educational environments were asked this same question. This post shares our answers. It was my honor to share insight from and with my fellow educators on this topic.



The Order of the Trees on Twitter

One of my favorite places to fit in a little writing each day is Twitter. Brief, pointed, and focused text– high engagement, low risk. I love it. Here’s what some folks have been saying about my new middle grade fiction book on Twitter:

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