Real Sisters Pretend is a Must Read!

Many thanks to the Massachusetts Center for the Book for naming Real Sisters Pretend a Must Read title in the Picture Book/Early Reader category of the 17th annual Massachusetts Book Awards. I am so honored to have my book with illustrator Nicole Tadgell in such good bookish company–just check out all of the selected titles:




The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial by Susan E. Goodman (Bloomsbury Childrens USA 2016)

Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer

Real Sisters Pretend

Real Sisters Pretend

Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson

Picture Book/Early Reader Must Reads: 

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis by Jabari Asim

Groundhog’s Runaway Shadow by David Biedrzycki

My Favorite Pets: by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s Class by Jeanne Birdsall

I Am Pan! by Mordicai Gerstein; Real Sisters Pretend by Megan Dowd Lambert

Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark by Heather Lang

Dario and the Whale by Cheryl Lawton Malone

Gator Dad by Brian Lies

On Bird Hill by Jane Yolen


Read more about the Massachusetts Book Awards here, including guidelines for submitting titles for the 18th annual awards. And finally, I want to give a quick shout-out to my critique group member and new friend, Lisa Papdemetriou, who was the first person to tell me my book was included on this year’s list. It’s good to have writer friends looking out for me!

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