AWARDS/HONORS:
New York Times “Best Children’s Books 2005”
School Library Journal’s “Hot Reads 2006”
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
Comstock Book Award
Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Outstanding Book Award
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products
Best Book in the Language Arts – Picture Book category of the Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) 2009 Book Awards
Booklist Top 10 Religion Books for Youth
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Honorable Mention 2003

NOTEWORTHY REVIEWS:
Washington Post
School Library Journal
Booklist
Kirkus Reviews
Parents Magazine
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
Fox’s “Good Day Atlanta (television interview)
100 Best Children’s Books of the Year (in The Winner’s Handbook by Judy Freeman)
Perma-Bound Perma-Pick book
New Orleans Times-Picayne

AFFILIATIONS:
Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Member of the Charleston Artist Guild
2006 Juror for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival
2007 Juror for the Atlanta Arts Festival
Visual arts examiner for the International Baccalaureate (IB) program