Moving ForwardThere’s a brand-new thing for me to be thankful for as we head into the holiday:

Moving Forward: From Space-Age Rides to Civil Rights Sit-Ins with Airman Alton Yates (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster) has been named by School Library Journal as one of the Best Books of 2022!

You can see the full list of nonfiction honorees here, and there’s also a downloadable version of all 155 titles among SLJ‘s Best Books 2022.

I was already proud of the work that illustrator Steffi Walthall and I did on Moving Forward, but seeing it considered one of the best books of the year definitely kicks that feeling up a notch. Thank you to all who have advocated for this story — and thanks especially to Alton Yates for sharing it with us.