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New book announcement!!

July 14, 2017

Greetings, friends!

I have exciting news. My next book, Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York, will be published by Greenwillow/HarperCollins on January 2, 2018. This is a nonfiction book written for middle-grade readers and up. (My first for that age group!) The book tells the all-but-forgotten story of Elizabeth Jennings, a black schoolteacher who refused to leave a segregated streetcar in Manhattan in 1854, setting into motion a historic court case in New York City. Elizabeth Jennings was an inspiring person whose story was left out of the history books. For a peak at the almost-final cover (my publisher is tinkering with the final-final), please stop by my website at

Stay tuned for more updates and, as always, thank you all for your support.