I am the author of several books for children and young adults, among them BEN AND THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, which won the 2011 Once Upon the World Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center in LA, and THE SUN'S DAUGHTER, a Bank Street Best Book for 2006. My nonfiction books range from a history of magic to everyday life in Colonial America to to mythological animals. In addition I have written assessment materials in social studies and English Language Skills for a number of educational publishers. I am familiar with the Common Core Standards and have produced test questions on civics, history, and geography for grades 4-12. I would be happy to provide a full list of publications or writing samples upon request.