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Debbie Levy


Debbie Levy

Debbie Levy writes for people of all ages. She has previously worked as a newspaper editor and a lawyer. She lives in Marilyn with her husband. She loves fishing, swimming, kayaking, and hiking.

Debbie Levy

Books by Debbie Levy

by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy - African American Interest, Biography, Children's, Children's 10-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Prejudice , Racism

In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, 14-year-old Jo Ann Allen was one of 12 African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. At first things went smoothly for the Clinton 12, but then outside agitators interfered, pitting the townspeople against one another. Jo Ann --- clear-eyed, practical, tolerant, and popular among both black and white students --- found herself called on as the spokesperson of the group. But what about just being a regular teen?

Written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley - Children's 4-8, Picture

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

by Debbie Levy and Vanessa Brantley Newton - African American Interest, Children's, Fiction, Music, Racism

It only takes a few people to believe that change is possible. And when those people sing out, they can change the world. "We Shall Overcome" is one of their songs. From the song's roots in slavery through to the civil rights movement of the 1960s and today, "We Shall Overcome" has come to represent the fight for equality around the world. 

by Debbie Levy - Family, History, Holocaust, Jewish Interest, Young Adult 10+

This book tells the true story of what happened to a 12-year-old girl named Jutta (Debbie Levy's mother) in 1938. Actual entries in a posiealbum (autograph book) serve as stepping stones in a crucial year in history, when people of Jewish ancestry in Germany and Austria were systematically stripped of their rights, subjected to violence, and arrested without cause. Jutta was one of the lucky ones who escaped to America before the rising tide of violence erupted into World War II and the tragedy of the Holocaust. Remembrances from Jutta's friends and relatives introduce chapters, written in verse form, that describe her experiences --- many of them typical of any teenager anywhere --- and report some of the history of the era. Debbie wrote these verses in consultation with her mother to reflect her voice, feelings, and thoughts as she was living through this memorable year. The book also includes excerpts from Jutta's diary. Together the poesie writings, verses and diary entries reflect a year of change and chance, confusion and cruelty. Most of all, they describe a year of goodbyes.