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A Junior Library Guild Selection!

"An informative yet accessible biography of the famed Founding Father." School Library Journal

Read more about Alexander Hamilton.

The Girl from the Tar Paper School won numerous awards and honors.

"An extraordinary and inspiring story." Salt Lake City Tribune

Read more about The Girl from the Tar Paper School.

Starred Reviews.

"A thoughtful reminder of America’s debt to Quakerism, Kanefield’s book vividly captures Suzy Wright’s life and liberty." The Washington Post.

Read more aboutThe Extraordinary Suzy Wright.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"An extraordinary book . . . that could well be mind-blowing to the thoughtful young reader who is ready to move beyond the black-and-white notion that a particular act is wrong simply because it is illegal."Richie Partington, book blogger.

Read more about Guilty?


I write novels, short stories, essays, stories for children, nonfiction for both children and adults, and lots of legal briefs. Read more about me.

My article, "Imagine This Was Your School," appeared in Scholastic's Scope Magazine. Read the article here.

Click here for Teaching Resources for Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice.

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