Elizabeth Suneby - Author

Elizabeth Suneby loves to play with words!

Writing helps Liz come up with new ideas, learn new things, figure out her feelings and express them to other people. Writing is also how Liz earns a living. She writes for companies big and small. She writes magazine articles. And she writes books for children and teens that help kids find their voice in a hopeful world.

Liz's latest book, Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet, is available starting May 1, 2018, in the CitizenKid series. It's a great book for anyone who loves science or the environment.

Another book Liz wrote in the CitizenKid series is Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education. This multiple award-winning title is based on the true story of a girl in Afghanistan and how she convinces the men in her family to allow her to go to school. Can you believe that in some countries not all kids are able to go to school? In fact, 69 million school-aged children are denied an education. Liz leads interactive workshops with students that explore the topics of discrimination, determination and education for all.

Teachers and librarians, please contact Liz at liz@elizabethsuneby.com if you are interested in having her lead a workshop. Also, the Khaled Hosseini Foundation adopted the Razia book into their work with International Baccalaureate Schools and developed free curricula for all elementary and middle school educators.

Liz's other award-winning titles include It's a...It's a...It's a Mitzvah (picture book), That's A Mitzvah (board book), The Mitzvah Project Book (nonfiction), The JGuy's Guide: The GPS for Jewish Teen Guys (nonfiction) and See What You Can Be (activity book).
Facebook: @ElizabethKellnerSunebyWriter
Twitter: @pressed4words
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Razia's Ray of Hope

2014 - USBBY Outstanding International Book, International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Commended
2014 - CCBC Choices 2014, Cooperative Children's Book Center, Winner
2014 - Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2014 - Social Justice Literature Award, International Reading Association, Winner
2014 - Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Short-listed
2014 - South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, South Asia National Outreach Consortium, Winner
2014 - White Raven List, International Youth Library, Winner
2014 - Middle East Book Award, Picture Book, Middle East Outreach Council, Winner