Sandy writes contemporary, realistic middle-grade stories that explore the small but extraordinary events in children’s lives. She’s passionate about investigating how children endure and persevere through everyday struggles, and how overcoming those struggles takes constant, daily acts of courage.
Extraordinary Birds is available now from Bloomsbury Children's Books! Please visit the Books page for ordering info.

“Stark-McGinnis’ prose is carefully crafted, direct, and convincing.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“Poignant… This heartbreaking but ultimately redemptive middle grade novel shows the beauty of accepting one’s true self and finding a place to belong.”

— Foreword Reviews, Starred Review