Coming in March, 2016, from Abrams Books for Young Readers!


Read more about The Extraordinary Suzy Wright.

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

"A fascinating and intimate portrayal of a revolutionary protest, its young leader and her community." The Richmond Times.

Read more about The Girl From The Tar Paper School.


"A suspenseful tale of friendship and love." Hadassah Magazine.

"The details of daily life are completely convincing, the foreign setting is made familiar, and Rivka’s character rings true. A rewarding read for the romantically inclined." School Library Journal.

Read more about Rivka's Way.


"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?




Meet the Knights of the Square Table, San Francisco’s all-star chess team.

On their way home from a tournament in Europe, their plane makes a forced landing on a remote island in the North Atlantic.

Part survival story, part crime novel with a twist, here’s what happens when six teenagers act on their optimism and attempt the impossible.



Six teenagers discover that creating a perfect world isn’t as easy as they thought it would be.

When unconventional—and illegal methods—get them into trouble, they find themselves on the run.

A story of hope and adventure.



A young artist badly in need of money bluffs her way through an interview into a job she is not prepared for.

To succeed, she must make room in her life for two people: Curtis, a deaf architect who has sworn he will never date a hearing woman, and thirteen-year-old Alex, profoundly deaf, rebellious, bold, and frightened. As each takes new risks in friendship and love, the hearing and deaf worlds come together.

With sign language—nimble and evocative—at its center, Turn On the Light So I Can Hear is about reaching across distances, the transformative powers of art, and finding a place to belong.




A boy on the roof. A house in shambles. A new baby. A lawsuit.

Just when Cassie— an idealistic new lawyer and mother of three — thinks she’s getting it all under control, the police arrest her husband for a crime he didn’t commit.

Cassie and her family prepare for a courtroom showdown, solve a few mysteries – and discover the reason for all those lawyer jokes.



A time travel adventure.

A girl from Los Angeles learns how it feels to walk in the shoes of Mary Queen of Scots.

She discovers that being the pampered darling of the French Court isn’t all  it’s cracked up to be. While being kissed by a real prince has a certain appeal, and turning down the marriage proposal of a king can give a girl confidence, a young queen who does not learn to distinguish flattery from true friendship is bound to come to a tragic end.




Rebecca misses her Mama, who died four years ago.

When Papa gets engaged to Melody, Rebecca is thrilled.

Then Melody is jailed for theft—and Rebecca knows she didn’t do it.

But who did? And who is trying to pin the crime on Melody?

Rebecca must find out!




Joshua enjoys being the star of his soccer teamt—until a new player joins, who is just as good as Joshua—or better.

Will their rivalry cause the team to lose their most important game?


A collection of short essays and stories originally published in various national, regional, and special interests magazines.

“Buchenwald from the Train,” an essay from The Jewish Currents. An American befriends two elderly German women as their train rolls past Buchenwald.

“An American Jew Visits Dresden,” an essay from The Jewish Currents. Dresden, a city steeped in a painful past, offers lessons in empathy.

“The Other Natalia,” short fiction from The MacGuffin. An American photographer retraces her mother’s long-ago steps in Poland.

“Lemmings,” an essay from Education Week. Animal science majors at a major university ponder the meaning of myth.




The Girl From the Tar Paper School won the 2015 Jane Addams Peace Association Book Award.

The Girl From the Tar Paper School has been included on the 2015 list of Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young Readers compiled by the National Council for Social Studies.

The Girl From the Tar Paper School has been named a California Reading Association Silver Honor Book.

The Girl From the Tar Paper School is named a Recommended Book by the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award committee.

The New York City Public Library named The Girl From the Tar Paper School one of the 100 children's books to read from 2014.

Guilty? has been selected for Follet's TitleEZ subscription program. Details on the program here.

Teri will be interviewed on an upcoming episode of The History Channel about Barbara Johns, the subject of The Girl From The Tar Paper School.

Teri ghostwrites Boxcar Children books. Her title, The Soccer Snitch, is now available.

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

Visit the Barbara Johns Information Website.

Click here for Teri's talk at the Longwood University Leadership Forum.

Click here to read the interview with Teri that appeared on the New York Public Library blog.

Click here to read the interview with Teri that appeared in the San Francisco Book Review.

Teri's essay, "The Best Interests of the Child" was included in this collection published by Kaplan Books.