We interrupt our regular blogging schedule…

…in order to announce this bit of exciting news:

I admit to being a bit clueless when it comes to awards, so this was not on my radar. Besides, given how so many other nonfiction books I know of that have received much more public praise, I wasn’t holding my breath that my book would be recognized anywhere.

But I am so very grateful to NCTE and the Orbis Pictus committee for appreciating how difficult it was to write not just a biography of an extraordinary woman, but to explain some basic nuclear physics in addition.

Also, I want to add, my dear friend Barry Wittenstein won the award for his fabulous book, A PLACE TO LAND! You may remember him and the book from the post about my first L.A. SCBWI Conference this past summer?

fun with friends!