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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

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

NOV

30

The New York Public Library included The Quilts of Gee's Bend and Maya Lin: Thinking With Her Hands on their list of Best Books for Kids and Teens 2017.

The NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children named The Quilts of Gee's Bend as an Honor Book and Maya Lin: Thinking With Her Hands as a Recommended Book.

School Library Journal named The Quilts of Gee's Bend and Maya Lin: Thinking With Her Hands on their list of Best Books of 2017.

NOV

29

The Chicago Public Library recommends The Quilts of Gee's Bend for their Best of the Best 2017 list! And School Library Journal includes Maya Lin: Thinking With Her Hands as one of 25 titles and resources to explore the Vietnam War.

NOV

29

Read a Q&A with me that Deborah Kalb wrote for her blog

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NOV

14

My newest book "Maya Lin: Thinking With Her Hands" was released by Chronicle Books on November 7th.

NOV

13

I'm pleased to announce that The Quilts of Gee's Bend is a 2017 Junior Library Guild selection.

JUNE

26

Kevin O'Connor's author saw copies of The Quilts of Gee's Bend at the Museum of African American Culture

JUNE

19

Here is a link to the Q&A that Deborah Kalb did with me on The Quilts of Gee's Bend

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MAY

8

Here are two photos from my recent trip to Iowa. I was talking to students at Danville School about the pen pal letters between the Wagner sisters of Iowa and Anne and Margot Frank.

APR

24

The Quilts of Gee's Bend is due out in June from Abrams. Here is the cover!

APR

20

On May 1 and 2 I will be attending the Meet the Masters Art Show at the Art Center of Burlington in Iowa. All of the 5th grade students in Burlington have studied various masters of art. This year they focussed on Roy Lichtenstein and invited me to give a presentation. I'll also speak about other artists I have written about: Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

MAR

1

Kirkus has just reviewed my book The Quilts of Gee's Bend and gave it a starred review!

Link coming soon

FEB

1

Brown v. Board of Education is an ALA Notable book for 2016!

DEC

17

I was so happy to read to my grandson Ethan Rubin's school in Marin County last week. Some pictures are below.


DEC

17

Deborah Kalb interviewed me about Brown v. Board of Education and the interview is now available on her blog.

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DEC

9

A podcast I did with Aaron Barnhart on his "Q Review" is now available to stream! The interview was about Brown v. Board of Education, and the interviewer was calling from Topeka, KS! (home of Linda and Cheryl Brown and site of their elementary school, Monroe, which is now a museum.)

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SEP

21

Great review just in from CoolMomPicks for my book Roy's House!

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SEP

21

I am thrilled to announce that Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice has been given a starred review from School Library Journal in the October, 2016 issue. This is the third so far for this book!

 

AUG

30

Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice has been awarded the designation, "A Junior Library Guild Selection" for fall 2016.

 

AUG

22

Here is the cover for my new book "Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice" due out in October!

 

 

JULY

14

Cheryl Rattner Price's documentary film "NOT The Last Butterfly" will have a special screening at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, San Diego, on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 pm. I was privileged to be included in the film to talk about Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the art she guided children into creating at Terezin Concentration Camp.

 

 

MAY

31

A young reader loves "Roy's House," especially the page featuring the fish.

 

 

MAY

9

My stepson and his family found Delicious:The Life & Art of Wayne Thiebaud, a painter of gum ball machines and lollipops, displayed in this Portland, Oregon candy store.

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

TBD

There are currently no upcoming events

 

 

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