Next Thursday, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library will host a Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Four of our presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and current president, … Read the rest
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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
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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
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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
Here is a little piece of the documentary called “Preserving Justice.” The film focuses on some of the lesser-known stories that happened in Birmingham, Alabama. It highlights the role the legal community played during the Civil Rights Movement. Oh, … Read the rest
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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
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Could I be any more thrilled? I doubt it.
This weekend’s Texas Book Festival included the announcement that LAUGH WITH THE MOON is on the Bluebonnet Master List for 2013-14! A heartfelt thank you to the TLA Bluebonnet selection committee, … Read the rest
Posted on 10/29/2012 06:19 pm | Comments Off
Shana visits with student teachers at U.T.
My visit to Dr. Nancy Roser and Dr. Bonnie Elliott’s students at the University of Texas confirmed what I already knew: Teachers rock! These were the most inquisitive, motivated, and interesting students I’ve … Read the rest
Posted on 10/26/2012 08:02 pm | Comments Off
In honor of the awesomeness of this month (which includes my favorite holiday–Halloween), I’ll be raffling off a signed copy of LAUGH WITH THE MOON, along with a $25 gift card to the winner’s local independent bookstore!
Here’s how it … Read the rest
Leading up to appearances at the Tween Reads Festival on October 20th and the Texas Book Festival on October 28th, I’m excited to announce an October blog tour! I hope you’ll follow along:
Monday, October 16th, stop by Cynsations… Read the rest
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