Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Katherine Johnson has her own Barbie!


Image for BRB INSPR WMN DL 3 from Mattel
The Katherine Johnson doll will be available in May.
Mattel is releasing a new collection of dolls featuring inspiring women. You can get your own Katherine Johnson doll beginning in May. Of course you will need Counting on Katherine.  to go along with it. 





When I first began working on the book, Johnson was relatively unknown. But then came the smash hit movie, Hidden Figures. And now - a Barbie! I'm so excited to see her finally getting the attention she deserves.

Counting on Katherine tells much more of her story than is shown in Hidden Figures. It details her role in saving the doomed and crippled Apollo 13 and bringing the drifting spacecraft safely back to Earth. The illustrations, by the talented Dow Phumiruk, are stunning!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dow made a trailer.....



Watch the new trailer for Counting on Katherine! Illustrator Dow Phumiruk made it, and it is just as beautiful as the book.  You can preorder the book now from your favorite bookseller - it goes on sale mid-June.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sloths. Because - Sloths!!!!!!

Coming soon - Sloth at the Zoom!



This sweet picture book is all about the virtues of slowing down and taking the time to enjoy the time you spend with friends.

And true to its theme, this little tale took fourteen years from concept to publication. Talk about slooooowwwwwwww.....

I'm utterly grateful to Karen Li, my editor at Owlkids Books, for hanging in there and making it happen in the end. And thanks too to Orbie for drawing such adorable pictures!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Cover!



I'm so excited about the revised cover to my upcoming book, Counting On Katherine. The adult Katherine was replaced by this younger version. What do you think about it?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Good news for Counting on Katherine!


Counting on Katherine (Christy Ottaviano Books, June) has been selected by the Junior Library Guild. So pleased!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Updated cover!



Coming in June - but you can preorder now!


Monday, October 23, 2017

Cover Reveal for Nonfiction Monday


I'm so excited to show off this beautiful cover design for Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13.Coming June 2018! 

Because: Science!