Voices from the March on Washington, 1963, the collection I co-wrote with J. Patrick Lewis, will be out October 1 from WordSong, a division of Highlights. A crowd of thanks to Pat and to Rebecca Davis, our wonderful (and tireless!) editor.
I am delighted to have poems in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science, co-edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. Geared to Common Core standards, this collection includes a weekly poem, plus teaching suggestions, for each grade level. It offers a great opportunity for fun and for learning across the curriculum.
Deep in the winter, I received the F & G's for What Forest Knows. My gratitude to August Hall, for the spellbinding illustrations; to Debra Sfetsios for the beautiful design; and to Dick Jackson for everything. The pub. date is November 18, 2014.
I have almost finished the first draft of The Other Side of Everything, a novel for adults. Much work lies ahead. The first draft is like falling in love. Revision is more like marriage. But that's where the book (and the heart) deepen.