Here is another great book by Nancy Sanders. The picture book is D IS FOR DRINKING GOURD: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN ALPHABET. It's illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
Here's a link to see some of the awards it has won:
Take a look at Nancy's website too for more ideas and inspiration. You can find her at
This author is a great example of how to diversify your writing interests into manuscripts fit to be published. Check out her blog tour stop here on February 3 for a book review on another of her educational books for kids 9 years and older. It will be fun.