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If You Were Me and Lived In … Italy: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World | Dedicated Review

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived In … Italy: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World | Dedicated Review

Do you have your passaporto (passport) handy? It’s time to merriggiare (rest at noon in a shady spot) with a copy of If You Were Me and Lived In .. Italy and introduce your kids to the wealth of culture that abounds in the Republic of Italy—the famous country shaped like a boot.

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If You Were Me and Lived In … Italy | Blog Tour 2016

| January 10, 2016 | 1 Comment
If You Were Me and Lived In … Italy | Blog Tour 2016

Join us as we go on tour with award-winning author Carole P. Roman and explore If You Were Me and Lived In … Italy: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World.

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9 Excellent Jewish Kids Books for Hanukkah Gifts and Beyond

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
9 Excellent Jewish Kids Books for Hanukkah Gifts and Beyond

This list of “9 Excellent Jewish Kids Books for Hanukkah Gifts and Beyond” was curated by Bianca Schulze.

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5 Reasons Why Books with Characters of Diversity Are Important

| October 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
5 Reasons Why Books with Characters of Diversity Are Important

I’m optimistic that, through literature that explores and celebrates diversity, all kids will be able to comfortably go on any adventure with any character to anywhere.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Laurie Wallmark

| October 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Laurie Wallmark

Laurie Wallmark writes exclusively for children. The picture book biography, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books, October 2015), is Laurie’s first book.

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Writing Diversity: More Alike Than We Are Different

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Writing Diversity: More Alike Than We Are Different

Artists working across boundaries must demonstrate profound respect for and deep knowledge of the Other. This means a thoroughly open-minded attitude—and much labor in terms of research and questioning one’s own assumptions.

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Jonah Winter, Author of Lillian’s Right to Vote | Speed Interview

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Jonah Winter, Author of Lillian’s Right to Vote | Speed Interview

Which five words best describe Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965?

America’s racist history surrounds us.

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New Shoes, by Susan Lynn Meyer | Book Review

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Shoes, by Susan Lynn Meyer | Book Review

Set in the 1950s during the infamous days of Jim Crow, New Shoes is a story of an African American girl who comes up with a brilliant idea to remedy the far-too-often degrading experience of buying shoes, especially for back-to-school.

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If You Were Me and Lived in … China: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World | Dedicated Review

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in … China: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World | Dedicated Review

If You Were Me and Lived In … China is an easy read and a fun way to introduce the People’s Republic of China to children.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Dan Scott

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Dan Scott

Dan Scott was born in Surrey, England. Growing up, he became interested in ancient Rome and his love of historical fiction provided plenty of inspiration for the adventure stories he began to write as a child. Eventually, his characters and stories developed into the action-packed Gladiator School series.

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