There’s been a remarkable run of good news for my most recent nonfiction book, All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, illustrated by Nicole Xu and published by Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing.

In just the past few weeks, it’s been named to School Library Journal‘s list of Best Nonfiction 2020, Kirkus Reviews‘ list of Best Informational Picture Books of 2020, and Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids List of 2020.

What’s more, the National Council of Teachers of English committee selecting the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children just announced that All of a Sudden and Forever is among its handful of Recommended Books.

I already, gratefully, had a lot to be thankful for this week. Now I feel absurdly fortunate. Thank you to all who have embraced All of a Sudden and Forever, and to all who have helped this story reach further.