Donna Jo Napoli

Children's Author









Picture Book in 2017

with Eva Furrow




Novel in 2018

Graphic Novel in 2017

with David Wiesner




Story Book in 2016





Donna Jo Napoli writes for all ages, from picture books through young adult books.

Her awards include

Bilingual-bimodal ebooks produced in a collaboration of students at Gallaudet University and Swarthmore College under the guidance of Gene Mirus and Donna Jo are available for free. These books are intended for adults to share with deaf children. You can access them here and here.

Many of the books are in ASL/English. But several are in other sign languages with the relevant ambient spoken language text and overvoice, including Fiji Sign Language, Brazilian Sign Language, German Sign Language, Irish Sign Language, Italian Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, Korean Sign Language, Nepali Sign Language.

Linguistics: Donna Jo is also a linguist. You can access her linguistics profile:


Links to other relevant sites:

The Children's Book Council:

Just for Kids Children's Bookstore:

An eco-minded website with blogs by authors for children: