I am so happy to share my new website with you! Be sure to click around and get lots of information about my books in print, upcoming speaking engagements and news! I would also love to hear from you, so be sure to contact me and send an email.
Susan Goldman Rubin
New Press Release for my book Roy's House is now available!
My 7-year-old grandson Ethan reading an advance copy of "Roy's House" instead of watching TV! For me that's a starred review.
Please look for my new picture book Roy's House with art by Roy Lichtenstein due out from Chronicle on June 7, 2016. The house-themed book for children will have "an instant appeal for a range of readers," wrote Kirkus Reviews. "The tone is fun and friendly, and readers will feel welcome in Roy's house."
I am pleased to have Andy Warhol's Colors recommended for pre-schoolers by KodosKids!
Here is a link to my SCBWI Book Launch Party for Hot Pink!
HOT PINK won a Eureka Honor Award from the California Reading Association!
I've been featured in Booklist Online - a publication of ALA - on an interview I gave of Freedom Summer.
I'm pleased to announce that Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi has been selected as a 2015 Carter G. Woodson Honor Book.
I am happy to be participating in the 20th Reunion of the Tomas Rivera Award for Mexican-American children's literature in San Marcos Texas from September 25-26.
Today, The New York Times.Com (UVM: 15,427,936) included HOT PINK in an article about children's biographies on fashion icons!
"In an inspired stroke, Susan Goldman Rubin, an experienced author of biographies for young readers, makes the central motif Schiaparelli's "invention" of the shade she called "shocking pink," which had never been used in Western women's clothes, and which cemented Schiaparelli's place as the herald of a modern, witty, confident way of living"
Click here to read the full review
Publication of Sondheim: The Man Who Changed Musical Theater has been postponed. There are things we have to correct. However, we've already received this starred review from Kirkus:
*With a deft hand and unbridled admiration for her subject, Rubin presents the career of a musical theater giant. . . Musical-theater lovers, whether front-of-curtain, backstage, or audience, will revel in this journey in which "Every moment makes a contribution/Every little detail plays a part."
-------Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The Children's Literature Council of Southern California has named me the recipient of an award for Notable Work of non-fiction for Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. I will receive the award on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the gala held at the Skirball Cultural Center.
I am pleased to join the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency as a client. For representation contact Kevin O'Connor. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I had a most wonderful week at Carolyn Yoder's writers' workshop at the Highlights Foundation campsite in the Pennsylvania woods. Here I am with Carolyn, her mother Kay, a poet and artist who celebrated her 94th birthday with us, and a group of terrific and talented new friends.
I am honored to announce that Freedom Summer; The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi is the recipient of the 2015 Honor Book Award for Nonfiction from SCBWI!
In memory of my beloved friend, mentor and agent, George Nicholson. I am grateful to have known him and worked with him.
Freedom Summer is an ALA Notable Book for Children.
Also, Freedom Summer is a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for 2015.
And Stand There! She Shouted is a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for 2015.
Diego Rivera is a Notable Book for a Global Society.
Here's a wonderful review of "Stand There! She Shouted" from the Wall Street JournalCLICK HERE
I am very excited to announce that my book Everybody Paints was included in Betsy Bird's list of 100 Magnificent Children's BooksCLICK HERE
Everybody Paints! is on the New York Public Library's list of 100 children's books for reading and sharing 2014.CLICK HERE
Here are two of the pictures my host Jesse Gainer sent from Texas State University and the presentation we did last Thursday for the Tomas Rivera Award. The first shows me speaking to the 700 school children in the audience. The second shows me posing with the kids who portrayed Jose Posada and Frida Kahlo in a tableau of Diego Rivera's mural "Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park."
Finally had a chance to post some pictures from my book signing in Rockland, Maine with Jamie Wyeth!
On September 9th Candlewick Press announced publication of "Stand There!" She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.
A thank you to my niece Peggy who sent me this picture of my book at the National Gallery in Washington, DC
Great News! Everybody Paints! The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family is an Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far!
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