What the Wind Can Tell You is a Mass Book Awards Must Read Book!

As a Massachusetts educator, it was a double honor to be invited to the Mass Book Awards ceremony at the State House on September 17, 2019. The Massachusetts Center For the Book is dedicated to the promotion of literacy and their awards, honors, and must read books are exceptional. Please follow this link to find more information on the Must Reads list.

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What the Wind Can Tell You is a Lupine Honor Award book!!! I am so excited to announce that on April 25th, 2019 my book was given the award by the Maine Library Association at their Reading Roundup.

This award means so much to me. My foundation in literacy came from the state of Maine, thanks to the incredible Lewiston Public school teachers who taught me to read and write, and inspired me to love reading and writing.

My book now has a new sticker on the cover and will be featured in both school and public libraries across the state of Maine!



“The concept of children’s books as “windows and mirrors”* is simple: that children’s literature should contain diverse characters and experiences such that all children can find representations of their own experiences and identities (“mirrors”), and be exposed to many experiences and identities of people unlike themselves (“windows”).” — New England Association of Children’s Booksellers.

I am honored to have What the Wind Can Tell You selected for NECBA’s Window’s and Mirror’s list.

What the Wind Can Tell You was also awarded a silver medal from the Moonbeam Awards for their Best First Book category.

You can find more information on my book at the Islandport Press website.

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