Archive for the ‘Laugh with the Moon’ 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
 

Symbols

 

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Mathews_WaterWhen I visited Mathews Elementary School in Austin last week, I was bowled over by what the students in Lauren Fox’s third grade class had created.

“After studying symbolism, students created illustrations inspired by a section of text from Read the rest

Posted on 03/07/2014 01:06 am | 1 Comment
 

Pickle Elementary

Today I got the treat of visiting students at JJ Pickle Elementary School here in Austin. This was no ordinary author visit. This was THE BLUEBONNET BREAKFAST! Only those students who had read at least five books nominated for the … Read the rest

Posted on 01/27/2014 09:09 pm | Comments Off
 

Clear Spring Elementary

Wow! Those kids at Clear Spring Elementary sure know how to show an author a good time. The fourth and fifth-grade students had all read Laugh with the Moon, and they asked the most thought-provoking questions. They showed me the … Read the rest

Posted on 12/08/2013 12:24 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
 

Mbatata Biscuits!

Yesterday I had a wonderful surprise when I visited Nan Clayton Elementary School in Austin. One very special third grader had baked me a sweet treat–mbatata mbatata and Jamesbiscuits! This traditional Malawian recipe is in the back of Laugh with the Read the rest

Posted on 10/10/2013 05:05 pm | 1 Comment
 

Sensational San Antonio Students!

I’ve had a great time visiting schools in the San Antonio area during the last two weeks. I am moved by the students’ desire to partner with their peers half-way

Librarian Marva Allen and me with students at Colonial Hills Elementary, who are showing off their home-made toys!

Students at Colonial Hills show off their home-made toys!

across … Read the rest

Posted on 10/02/2013 09:28 pm | Comments Off
 

Her Excellency Joyce Banda

Last week, five area churches that all do mission work in Malawi held a joint service to welcome Her Excellency Joyce Hilda Banda to the Lone Star State. During the service, the President of this small African nation gave a … Read the rest

Posted on 09/22/2013 11:45 pm | Comments Off
 

Paperback Release Giveaway

I’m having a Summer Giveaway starting today at noon and ending on June 11, 2013, in honor of the release of Laugh with the Moon in paperback.  The grand prize: Signed copies of Laugh with the Moon and A Thousand Read the rest

Posted on 06/04/2013 01:10 am | 2 Comments
 

Five Questions and One Key Kid

The Bluebonnet Committee recently asked me to create a video of myself answering five questions. My right-hand woman Sheena Moore happily held the camera. But once I had the finished footage, I had no idea how to splice it together, … Read the rest

Posted on 04/06/2013 09:06 pm | Comments Off
 
 
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