Number 5 and Stonewall Honor!

Another rejected comic from the New Yorker which I wrote about here.

I woke up very early this morning because our picture book STRONG won a Stonewall Honor from the American Library Association!

After the announcement, I was in a stupor partly from tiredness and also from the knowledge that in a time when LGBTQ+ books are being banned across the country, this acknowledgment means so much. Teachers and librarians are the backbone of the book world, they’re on the front lines facing unbelievable opposition. I’m so proud of our book and librarians work diligently to keep our stories visible and accessible to all. There’s so much to fight for right now I often feel crushed by exhaustion.

But today I will celebrate.