Archive for the ‘Educators’ Category

Whirlwind Spring

Yes, I know it’s fall, but honestly, last spring was such a whirlwind that I didn’t even post about a couple really amazing things that happened, so please allow me do it now.

TheLexingtonSchoolFirst of all, I had the incredible … Read the rest

Posted on 09/19/2014 10:36 pm | Comments Off
 

Civil Rights Then and Now

As we acknowledge the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, we also must spend some time discussing those who tried to prevent equal rights for all. In my book, A Thousand Never Evers, the Ku Klux Klan in Kuckachoo, … Read the rest

Posted on 02/11/2014 04:29 am | Comments Off
 

Civil Rights Then and Now

In my Civil Rights Then and Now series, we explore Jim Crow Laws. On this day, November 25, 1955, segregation on interstate buses and trains is banned by the Interstate Commerce Commission; six days prior to Rosa Parks arrest in … Read the rest

Posted on 11/27/2013 01:12 am | Comments Off
 

Civil Rights Then and Now

2013 marks important milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. In honor of the courageous people and events who participated in this chapter of history, I’ll feature video interviews, discussion questions and web links from the Reader Guide I wrote to … Read the rest

Posted on 11/13/2013 01:05 am | Comments Off
 

Inside a Hospital in Rural Malawi

Please check out this video of Dr. Kevin Bergman from World Altering Medicine. He helped me understand the medical situation in Malawi as I wrote Laugh with the Moon. Here he gives us a rare glimpse into a … Read the rest

Posted on 08/04/2012 12:56 pm | Comments Off
 

The Girl Child & Malawi President Joyce Banda

Dear Blog,

Today, I woke up feeling a little blah. But then I read about Joyce Banda, the second female president in Africa, who is kicking some serious you-know-what.

Little girls having fun at school in Malawi.

I ask you, … Read the rest

Posted on 07/29/2012 01:19 pm | 1 Comment
 

Can’t Read? Go Sledding!

When I was teaching sixth grade, two of my students skipped class to go sledding. They had my blessing. This was the only way they could learn to read.

We were dissecting Lois Lowry’s The Giver. A critical scene … Read the rest

Posted on 04/10/2010 07:21 pm | Comments Off
 

Interactive Reader Guide: Check it out!

Today marks the paperback release of A Thousand Never Evers (Yearling, 2009)! I’m so excited to report that the Interactive Reader Guide is up and running on my site as well. Please check it out!

The Interactive Reader Guide features chapter-by-chapter … Read the rest

Posted on 12/22/2009 07:25 pm | 3 Comments
 

Interactive Reader Guide Coming Soon!

I just got a copy of the Yearling paperback edition of A Thousand Never Evers in the mail. I love this new cover!

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Yearling paperback release date is December 22nd!

Now I’m furiously working to get a comprehensive and interactive … Read the rest

Posted on 12/03/2009 12:40 pm | Comments Off
 

All Aboard

Greyhound_GreenwoodThis summer when my husband and I were in the Mississippi Delta, we wandered into the Greyhound Bus Station in Greenwood. Well, talk about about a busload of history! Surprise, surprise. It’s not actually an operating station anymore, but it’s … Read the rest

Posted on 10/15/2009 06:54 pm | Comments Off
 
 
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