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The Story Behind The Port Chicago 50

I love a good detective story. Here’s an amazing one from the 1970s, the story of how a grad student named Robert Allen tracked down and uncovered the little-known history of a dramatic civil rights showdown at a naval base called Port Chicago, California, during World War II. “This was the mid-1970s,” Robert remembers, “and […]

Walking and Talking with Jennifer Holm

I’m happy to say my second comic in the new “Walking and Talking” series went up this week on Elizabeth Bird’s great Fuse #8 website. I’ve got a couple more in the works. Just this past week I was in Utah, and interviewed a writer/artist who has been hugely popular in my house since my […]

National Book Award Finalist!

            I found out last week that my newest book, The Port Chicago 50, was chosen as a finalist for the National Book Award! It’s a huge honor, especially when you look at the other finalists, a serious all-star line-up. In addition to the cool sticker, and getting to go […]

Walking and Talking with John Corey Whaley

One of the best things about my job is that I get to meet a lot of great children’s and YA authors at events all over the country. So I figured it might be fun to interview some of them, and turn the interviews into short online comics. Kind of a strange idea, I know, […]