Jackie French is a full-time writer. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards. In 2013 her book Pennies for Hitler won the Young People’s History Prize in the 2013 NSW Premier’s History Awards . She was the Australian Children’s laureate for 2014 and 2015. Some of her books have won national and international awards and sold millions of copies; others were eaten by the wombats. She is an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, and the right for all children to be able to read.