The Diamond & The Boy
Coming Fall 2018 (Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins)
The Diamond & The Boy, is a two-tale picture book—a side-by-side telling of the story of natural diamond creation and the life of inventor Tracy Hall. This book shows how journeys can triumph over beginnings and how one person can rock the world.
Before a diamond is a gem, it's a cheap gray rock called graphite. It only becomes diamond through an intense trial of heat and pressure. Tracy Hall's life was like a diamond furnace—born into poverty, bullied by peers, forced to work at an early age; however, he took his unique skills and became one of the brightest inventors of the 20th century, eventually building a revolutionary machine that made diamonds.
A Father's Love
Coming Spring 2019 (Philomel/Penguin)
Dads in the animal kingdom come in many stripes—protective ones, playful ones, proud ones, and more. A Father's Love celebrates nature's best dads in their colorful variety. For all their differences, these dads have at least one thing in common...love.
This book features back matter with additional animal facts!