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Milo Imagines the World on Good Morning America!

  Christian and I were thrilled to be interviewed about Milo Imagines the World on Good Morning America. You can watch the segment here!

Milo Imagines the World on NPR

Christian and I were thrilled to be able to share Milo Imagines the World on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Listen to the segment here.

Six Starred Reviews for MILO — Out Now!

Christian and I are so excited that Milo Imagines the World is finally out. We’ve been doing a lot of virtual events with schools and libraries and bookstores, which has been great, but we are really looking forward to the day that we can meet readers in person. My greatest hope for Milo is

Dear Stuck-at-Home Elementary School Students #14

Homebound Letter 14 (The Final One) – June 15, 2020   Dear Stuck-at-Home Elementary School Students:   Congratulations, you made it to the end of the school year!   And what a year it was. A global pandemic forced you out of the classroom and onto a computer screen. For the last three months

Dear Teachers #13

Homebound Letter 13 – May 5, 2020   Dear Teacher:   When I was in high school, a teacher changed the trajectory of my life – though I was unable to see it that way at the time. It happened at the end of my 11th grade year. I was a basketball player. A

Dear Stuck-at-Home Students #12

Homebound Letter 12 – April 22, 2020   Dear Stuck-at-Home Students:   Reality is now setting in for almost all of us. No more in-person school for the rest of the year. You’re going to attempt to finish the school year from home. From the kitchen table or your bedroom desk or the couch

Dear Stuck-at-Home Students #11

Homebound Letter 11 – April 17, 2020   Dear Stuck-at-Home Students:   When I was young, I used to think I lived the most ordinary life in the history of ordinary lives. Whenever I encountered an interesting character in a book or movie I’d feel so dull. I’d think, Man, nobody would EVER make

Dear Stuck-at-Home Luna #10

Homebound Letter 10 – April 14, 2020   Dear Stuck-at-Home Luna:   Happy birthday!!! I can’t believe you’re six years old! Seems like just yesterday your mom and I were bringing you home from the hospital, to your Popo’s basement apartment in Brooklyn, where we were living at the time. I remember showing you

Dear Dads of Stuck-at-Home Students #9

Homebound Letter 9 – April 10, 2020   Dear Dads of Stuck-at-Home Students:   A few weeks before the world changed, I spoke at a community event in Linn, Oregon. The woman in charge of the event was very smart and very ambitious. She knew that families on the working class side of Linn