Thanks, Sarah Donovan.
Dear School Library Connection,
I am THRILLED that you’ve chosen me for your author of the month. Thank you for this great interview!
And thank you for the starred reviews of both Adrift at Sea and Making Bombs for Hitler! You’ve made my day!
Making Bombs has been listed as a #1 new release in an ever-evolving list of categories for the last 5 weeks or so. The rank is currently an awesome 485! Had to post this here for posterity.
Good job, Maria!
I was recently contacted by Bohdana, a student from Ukraine, who asked to interview me. Here’s the video she made. I think it’s spectacular. Thank you, Bohdana!
Loved my day with San Lorenzo Ruiz students last week. Such a pleasure to be able to present to every student in the school! I surprised one student who could read Portuguese with her own Portuguese edition of Stolen Child. With FDK and grade 1, I did 30 minute storytelling sessions for each, with When Mama Goes to Work. In the book, moms and kids have special bags when they’re going to work or school or day care. I told the kids that I’m a mom too, and I showed them my special bag — really a giant rolling box filled with my books. They had lots of fun pushing it around.
Adrift At Sea was for grades 2&3, then the WWII trilogy for the grade 4-6, then in more depth for grades 7-8.