2015 started off with a bang when the New York Public Library's Betsy Bird named Roller Derby Rivals to her esteemed list of 100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2014 on New Year's Day. Congratulations are in order for the team behind the book, especially its phenomenal illustrator, Matt Collins. RDR also snagged the distinction of being one of the Kirkus Best Children's Books of 2014 in the Best Informational Picture Book category.
Not to be outdone, my other 2014 book, Sally Ride, was named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12: 2015. It's an honor to have the book on such a distinguished list.
Illustrator Matt Collins and Me