Toni Green-Davenport/Upward Vizion
I write board books, picture books, and chapter books, as well as middle grade and young adult novels. I write whichever ideas stay long enough to become pests. I'm a prisoner of my own creative mind! Feel free to browse around, and do come back again soon. This website is a work in progress...just like me.
In April 2023, Lena and the Burning of Greenwood: A Tulsa Race Massacre Survival Story was awarded the Oklahoma Book Award in the category of Children's and Young Adult Books.
Maya Marlette and Sam Palazzi at Scholastic have bought Nikki Shannon Smith's Stranded, pitched as a contemporary My Side of the Mountain, a middle grade survival story in which an 11-year-old girl must learn the skills needed to stay alive after a winter storm leaves her stranded alone in the Adirondack mountains. Publication is slated for fall 2024; Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.
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