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Monday, September 30, 2013

I have been invited to speak and present a story time of my books to the students at Ord Terrace Elementary School in Seaside, California! The program is scheduled for tomorrow night, and I will be giving three presentations, followed by a book signing session. Should be fun!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

If any of you out there had a chance to watch THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM on the Hallmark channel last Friday night, it was excellent! Based on the wonderful book by Newbery winner Christopher Paul Curtis, it is the story of a black family in the 1960's who travel from Detroit to Alabama during the civil rights movement. The youngest daughter attends the historic 16th Street Baptist Church on the day it is bombed  in 1963.The actual event, which was precipitated by desegregation legislation, eventually served as a catalyst for civil rights reform in the south. Read the book, if you haven't already!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Just got back from Orlando, where I saw old friends and ate good food! I also visited the library in Seminole County, where I used to work. While there, I read a great adventure book for kids entitled WRECKER!