These titles showed me how to focus on one aspect of a true event or person’s life. Each narrative upholds the integrity and tone of complex subject matter while effectively reaching a young audience (not easy to do!). This list exemplifies how choosing the appropriate form and length for the content and audience can make a book remarkable.
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy, Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Miranda Paul is a children’s writer who aims to inspire, entertain, and broaden horizons. She is the author of One Plastic Bag (Lerner/Millbrook) and Water is Water (Roaring Brook/Macmillan). She believes in working hard, having fun, and being kind.