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GZLA

I GOT NEXT

July 2019, Greenwillow/Harper, 40 pp

A perfect read-aloud for all young athletes on game day, featuring text that mimics spoken-word poetry.

When a young basketball player wants to play in the next game at the local playground, his shadow coaches him through a pre-game workout until he is confident and prepared to step on the court, rally his team, and play hard.

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KIRKUS – “Important, beautiful, and full of heart.”


Marietta Zacker


Picture Book


Diverse

Poetry

Read-Aloud

Sports


Dramatic

Translation

UK


GZLA

THIS IS IT

February 2018, Greenwillow/Harper, 40 pp

A young ballerina, uncertain of her talent, follows the poetically compelling voice of her shadow to discover the courage she needs to audition.

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SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL – “A spunky, endearingly gawky girl leaps across the cityscape on the cover of this simple, but profound picture book about being brave and taking chances…This well-crafted book celebrates the joy of dance and shows a girl gaining confidence in herself—an important message for all children. Recommended for purchase for all picture book collections.


Marietta Zacker


Picture Book


Dance

Diverse

Poetry

Read-Aloud


Dramatic

Translation

UK