Donna Jo Napoli

Children's Author









Picture Book in 2017

with Eva Furrow




Novel in 2015


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 find out how to access them by clicking here. And you can see a youtube version of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS here.

Many of the books are in ASL/English. But several are (or are in progress) in other sign languages with the relevant ambient spoken language, including Fiji Sign Language, Libras (Brazilian Sign Language), Korean Sign Language, Nihon Shuwa (Japanese Sign Language), Nepali Sign Language, Greek Sign Language, LIS (Italian Sign Language), Irish Sign Language, and Sign Language of the Netherlands.


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: