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Nancy Churnin is the theater critic for The Dallas Morning News and author of THE WILLIAM HOY STORY, HOW A DEAF BASEBALL PLAYER CHANGED THE GAME (Albert Whitman), on the 2016 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids list, the 2017 Texas Library Association's 2X2 and Topaz lists, 2017-2018 Kennebec Valley Book Award Books, the 2018 Illinois School Library Media Association's Monarch Award Master List, Connecticut's 2018 Charter Oak Children's Book Awards list and the 2018-2019 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice awards  MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN (Creston Books), winner of the 2018 South Asia Book Award is also a finalist for the 2018 Children and Teen's Choice Book Awards, a 2017 Junior Library Guild selection, a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018 and a Silver Eureka Award-winner. In 2018, CHARLIE MAKES HIS SHOT: HOW CHARLIE SIFFORD BROKE THE COLOR BARRIER IN GOLF, which came out in 2018, was presented at the Ruby Bridges Reading Festival at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis and the International Literacy Association's Children Literacy Day in Austin. IRVING BERLIN, THE IMMIGRANT BOY WHO MADE AMERICA SING was released in May 2018 and THE QUEEN AND THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE will be released in October 2018. In 2019: MARTIN & ANNE, THE KINDRED SPIRITS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND ANNE FRANK. In 2020: BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF BROWN, HOW LAURA WHEELER WARING PAINTED HER WORLD. A native New Yorker, she's a graduate of Harvard University, with a master's from Columbia University.