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Upcoming Releases


We Are a Class
By Rob Sanders
Illustrated by Hannah Abbo
Beaming Books
Release date: July 16, 2024


Queer and Fearless: Poems Celebrating the Lives of LGBTQ+ Heroes
By Rob Sanders
Illustrated by Harry Woodgate
Penguin Workshop
Release date: April 2024


Between You and Me
By Rob Sanders
Illustrated by Raissa Figueroa
Release Date: December 31, 2024

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Rodzilla, by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Dan Santat
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I’m Rob Sanders. Welcome to my website. Below are some things to know about me. I am . . .

· A teacher who writes and a writer who teaches.

· An award-winning picture book author of fiction and nonfiction.

· Recognized as one of the pioneers in the arena of LGBTQIA+ literary nonfiction picture books.

· Always trying to break new ground with my books, including the first picture books about the Pride Flag, the Stonewall Uprising, a transgender Civil War soldier, a gay presidential candidate, and the first gay marriage in America.

· Continuing to introduce readers to heroes of the LGBTQIA+ community—from Harvey Milk to Gilbert Baker, from Cleve Jones to Bayard Rustin, and more. 

· Still a fiction writer. My fiction explores friendship, relationships, standing up for others, and being allies. 

· A novelist. Blood Brothers, my first middle-grade novel, written in powerful, raw verse released in July 2022.

· A person who believes in paying it forward. I serve on the SCBWI Legacy and Impact Fund Committee and I’m a frequent speaker, teacher, mentor, coach, and critiquer.

· Represented by Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content LLC.

Kids, check out the FOR KIDS link.

Teachers and librarians, you can find help on the FOR TEACHERS link.

And writers, check out my FOR WRITERS and CRITIQUES links.

Photo Credit: Candy Barnhisel

Read more about Rob...


  • Jack Baker, Michael McConnell, and Rob Sanders on the Today Show, June 9, 2021. 

Rob Sanders - Author
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