"Dorothy Hoobler is a historian and author of over sixty books, both fiction and nonfiction, mostly for young readers. Her (sic) and her husband are the authors of the well-loved American Family Album series, including The Japanese American Family Album,
which was named a Carter G. Woodson Honor Book in 1997. The Hooblers won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2005 with In Darkness, Death. In addition, the Society for School Librarians International chose their book Showa: The Era of
Hirohito for a best book award in 1991, and they have been cited for excellence by the Library of Congress, the Parents' Choice Foundation, Bank Street College, the International Reading Association, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and
the New York Public Library."