My “Brand-New to America” article on Brightly website

If you’re not already familiar with Brightly, it is an amazing online resource for children’s literature. Partnering with Penguin Random House, they feature book recommendations from all publishers and for all ages of young readers. I am delighted to announce they asked me to write an article for them which is published online today! Titled […]

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A fourth grade door!

For Children’s Book Week, each class at my school decorated their classroom door with their favorite book. It was so exciting to see this one! Students wrote their “One Good Things About America” on the blue stars: everything from freedom to NASA (see space shuttle lower left). While we’re on the subject of school, here […]

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Blog Tour April 10 – 21!

Want to know what a blog tour is? Come travel with me and my new children’s novel, One Good Thing About America, as we head across the country dropping in on 10 different blogs! Here are dates, blogs and topics. Have fun! 4/10 – Geo Librarian  – Experiences as an ELL Teacher 4/11 – Late […]

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My new book!

One Good Thing About America will be published in a couple of weeks. Here I am with an advance copy. The title seems very timely right now. The novel (for ages 8-12) is the story of a 10-year-old refugee from Africa who tries to find a new home in what she calls “Crazy America.” And, […]

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