Portfolio

My editorial experience runs the gamut from photographic, award-winning nonfiction to highly commercial, older YA and everything in between. This is a small sample of the wide range of books and projects I have recently worked on (click on a book jacket to learn more), as well as award-winning backlist titles I’m proud to have edited.

Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas
Surprising Stories of Every Day Stuff
Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America
Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel
Putting Peace First: 7 Commitments to Change the World
The Red Bandanna (Young Readers Adaptation)
Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend
Food Fight!: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World
Boots On The Ground: America's War in Vietnam
Roses And Radicals
The March Against Fear
Daisy in Exile
Big Red Lollipop
Marching For Freedom
Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas

Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas

By Crispin Boyer

To Be Published October 2019

Surprising Stories of Every Day Stuff

Surprising Stories of Every Day Stuff

By Stephanie Drimmer

To Be Published September 2019

Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America

Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America

by Ann Bausum

“The whole story is here: not only current conditions but also the history and evolution of the plague . . . It is not to be missed.” - Booklist, starred review

"While the narrative is chock-full of information—names, dates, acronyms—Bausum never allows these details to obscure or overwhelm the humanity of the story. . . Bausum has proven to be an impassioned and empathetic historian of gay rights for young adults." - The Horn Book, starred review

"Well-researched and expertly paced, this compelling title deserves a place in all teen collections." - School LIbrary Journal, starred review

"A critical account for today’s youth." - Kirkus Reviews

Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel

Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel

by Carl Safina

Young reader's edition
adapted by Catherine Frank



"A must for middle-grade animal lovers." ― Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This excellent, documentary-style account will captivate budding animal behavioral scientists." - School Library Journal, starred review

Putting Peace First: 7 Commitments to Change the World

Putting Peace First: 7 Commitments to Change the World

By Eric Dawson

"A masterfully inspirational call to arms, the book is solidly anchored in reality, providing concrete, manageable actions and resources, as well as practical advice for navigating and persisting in the face of the certainty of encountering challenges, roadblocks, and resistance." - Voya

The Red Bandanna (Young Readers Adaptation)

The Red Bandanna (Young Readers Adaptation)

By Tom Rinaldi

Young reader's edition
adapted by Catherine Frank


Awards and Honors include:
• The Christopher Award
• An ILA-CBC Children’s Choices Book selection
• An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Book selection

"A moving, deeply felt tribute to a courageous individual who sacrificed his life to save others." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"At times a documentation of history, at others an emotional journey, this remarkable true story of bravery and heroism places readers directly inside the South Tower as events unfolded..." - School Library Journal, starred review


Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend

Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend

By Karen Blumenthal

Awards and Honors include:
• BCCB Blue Ribbon selection
• Booklist Editors' Choice
• Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth List
• New York Public Library Best Books for Teens

"An extraordinarily successful resource about a painful time in history and a complicated, infamous pair."- Booklist, starred review

"An extraordinarily successful resource about a painful time in history and a complicated, infamous pair." - School Library Connection, starred review

Food Fight!: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages

Food Fight!: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages

By Tanya Steel

Awards and Honors include:
• An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selection

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World

By Steven Johnson

Awards and Honors include:
• 2019 Best STEM Trade Books List selection
• Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 for 2019 list selection

"The intriguing information here (Louis XIII didn't bathe at all until he was seven!) will inform and fascinate report writers and casual browsers." - Booklist

Boots On The Ground: America's War in Vietnam

Boots On The Ground: America's War in Vietnam

By Elizabeth Partridge

Awards and Honors Include:
• SCBWI Golden Kite Winner for Nonfiction for Older Readers winner
• National Book Award nominee
• YALSA Nonfiction Award nominee
• Hornbook Fanfare selection
• Kirkus Best of the Year list
• Booklist Editors’ Choice list
• Publishers Weekly Best of the Year list
• BCCB Blue Ribbon selection
• 6 starred reviews

"A personal, moving foray into the Vietnam War and its impact...Partridge’s narrative storytelling is incisive and masterfully woven together." – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Partridge unpacks this turbulent time with clarity and compassion...This indispensable volume brings a wise and humane lens to a confused and brutal conflict." – The Horn Book, starred review

Roses And Radicals

Roses And Radicals

By Susan Zimet

"The text moves quickly enough to interest more casual readers while still having enough detail for more serious ones." – School Library Connection, starred review

"There are many books about the women’s suffrage movement and the leaders who pushed, marched, insisted, and persisted until voting rights became a reality. But few offer such a comprehensive overview while still being appealingly accessible to a middle-grade audience." – Booklist, starred review

"Zimet’s “writing pulses with a nerve rare for the subject. . ." – Lauren Duca, The New York Times

The March Against Fear

The March Against Fear

By Ann Bausum

Awards and Honors include:
• Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
• Kirkus Best Book of the Year
• Three starred reviews

Daisy in Exile

Daisy in Exile

By J.T. Allen

"Young readers will immediately identify with Daisy as they fall in love with her courage and ingenuity. Daisy's amazing adventures will keep children reading well past their bedtimes!" - Diana Falk, Norwin Public Library Director

Big Red Lollipop

Big Red Lollipop

By Rukhsana Khan
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Awards and Honors include:
• The Golden Kite Award for Best Picture Book Text
• The Charlotte Zolotow Award for Best Picture Book Text
• New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year

Marching For Freedom

Marching For Freedom

By Elizabeth Partridge

Awards and Honors include:
• The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
• The Los Angeles Times Book Prize
• The Jane Addams Children's Book Award
• School Library Journal's Battle of the Books Winner