By Rob Sanders
The Mother of a Movement: Jeanne Manford—Ally, Activist, and Co-founder of PFLAG
By Rob Sanders
Illustrated by Sam Kalda
Rob Sanders is a teacher who writes and a writer who teaches. He is known for his funny and fierce fiction and nonfiction picture books and is recognized as one of the pioneers in the arena of LGBTQIA+ literary nonfiction picture books. Rob’s nonfiction books continue to break new ground, 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. His work also continues to introduce readers to heroes of the LGBTQIA+ community—from Harvey Milk to Gilbert Baker, from Cleve Jones to Bayard Rustin, and more. His fiction explores friendship, relationships, standing up for others, and being allies. Blood Brothers, his first middle-grade novel, written in powerful, raw verse releases in July 2022. And Rob pays it forward. He serves as co-regional advisor for SCBWI Florida and is a frequent speaker, teacher, mentor, coach, and critiquer.
Kids, Rob has not forgotten about you, check out his FOR KIDS link. Teachers can find help on the FOR TEACHERS link. And writers, check out Rob’s FOR WRITERS link.
Photo Credit: Candy Barnhisel
A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington
By Carole Boston Weatherford and Rob Sanders
Illustrated by Byron McCray
Henry Holt and Company
Read more about Rob...
“Building a Movement” Publishers Weekly, May 27, 2019
“Rob the Builder” Watermark Online, May 23, 2019
“Q&A with Rob Sanders” Publishers Weekly, October 22, 2021.
Jack Baker, Michael McConnell, and Rob Sanders on the Today Show, June 9, 2021.