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 & Company), which has been picked for the 2016 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids list, the 2017 Bank Street Books Best Books for Kids list, the 2017 Texas Library Association's 2X2 and Topaz lists, the 2017-2018 Illinois School Library Media Association's Monarch Award Master List and Connecticut's 2017-2018 Charter Oak Book Awards. MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN (Creston Books), won a silver Eureka Award from The California Reading Association, is a Junior Library Guild 2017 Fall pick selected in the Character Building Elementary category, The Children's Book Council showcase pick, and on the long list for the Windows and Mirrors diversity titles selected by the Northern California Children's Bookseller Alliance.  Coming out in 2018: CHARLIE MAKES HIS SHOT: HOW CHARLIE SIFFORD BROKE THE COLOR BARRIER IN GOLF (Albert Whitman) in January; IRVING BERLIN, THE IMMIGRANT BOY WHO MADE AMERICA SING (Creston Books) in June and THE QUEEN AND THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE (Albert Whitman) in September. A native New Yorker, she's a graduate of Harvard University, with a master's from Columbia University School of Journalism, who is happy to call Dallas her home. She and her husband, Dallas Morning News arts writer Michael Granberry, are raising four boys and two cats.