Patricia Newman

Sibert Honor author Patricia Newman finds inspiration in nature and science. She uses social and environmental injustice to empower her readers to seek connections to the real world and to use their imaginations to act on behalf of their communities. Patricia says, “I once heard Michelle Obama describe community service as the work you do for the next generation—it’s the rent we pay for living. I like to think of my books as my contribution towards that rent.” Patricia’s nonfiction titles have received multiple starred reviews, ALA Notable awards, Orbis Pictus Recommended Awards (NCTE), Green Earth Book Awards, and several state awards. All her nonfiction titles are Junior Library Guild Selections, and most have been included in the Bank Street College’s Best Books of the Year lists.

A few of Patricia’s books