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    My Brother Martin

    Mrs. Farris, older sister of the slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reads from her book My Brother Martin, published by Simon and Schuster. The book is intended for young readers who may view Dr. King as…

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    George Washington, The Writer

    Ms. Yoder discusses her biography, George Washington, the Writer, with students. Saying that George Washington kept journals and diaries, wrote letters, prepared speeches, and official…

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    Countdown to Independence

    Ms. Bober talked about her book, Countdown to Independence: A Revolution of Ideas in England and Her American Colonies: 1760-1776, published by Atheneum Books. The book focuses on the period beginning…

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    Thomas Alva Edison

    Mr. Adair discussed his biography for young adults, Thomas Alva Edison: Inventing the Electronic Age, published by Oxford University Press, about the life, inventions, and business…

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    The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin

    James Giblin read from and showed pictures from his book The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin, published by Scholastic Press. The book is about the personality and accomplishments of…

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    Wounded Knee and They Came From the Bronx

    Mr. Waldman read excerpts from two of his books for children. Wounded Knee, published by Atheneum Books, is the story of late 19th-century conflicts between the U.S. Army and Native Americans. On…

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    Abraham Lincoln, The Writer

    Mr. Holzer discussed with 5th graders the book he compiled and edited for young people Abraham Lincoln, The Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters, published by Boyd Mills Press. This book…

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    Jackie's Nine

    Ms. Robinson talked with an audience of children about her book, Jackie’s Nine: Jackie Robinson’s Values to Live By, published by Scholastic. Ms. Robinson, daughter of baseball Hall-of-Famer Jackie…

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    Champion

    Eric Velasquez talked about boxer Muhammad Ali, from his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, to his boxing career, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the war in Vietnam and finally to his…

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    Young Teddy Roosevelt

    Ms. Harness talked with students about the process of writing and illustrating a children’s book because she is both the writer and illustrator of all her books. She talked about her book,…

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    Forgotten Fire

    Adam Bagdasarian talked about the basis of his book, Forgotten Fire, to a group of Armenian students. The novel is based on his great-uncle’s experiences during the 1915 Armenian genocide with…

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    1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving

    The co-authors talked about their children’s book, 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving, published by National Geographic Society. They described the three-day feast shared by English colonists and…

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    The Brooklyn Bridge

    Ms. Mann talked with the class about her book The Brooklyn Bridge, published by Mikaya Press, and how she wrote it. The book, the first of a six part book series The Wonders of the World,…

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    Gordon Parks: No Excuses

    Ann Parr talked about her book for children ages 9-12, Gordon Parks: No Excuses, published by Pelican Publishing Company. At this book launch she celebrated the life of Gordon Parks, who…

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    Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    Jeffrey Thompson showed and described his illustrations for a new edition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, published by the National Geographic…

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    Will Rogers

    Governor Keating and Mr. Wimmer read and discussed their picture book biography of Oklahoma native Will Rogers. The book, published by Harcourt, follows Rogers from his childhood in Indian…

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    Nory Ryan's Song

    Ms. Giff talked about her book, Nory Ryan’s Song, published by Random House. The book describes life in 1845 Ireland during the Great Potato Famine through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl named…

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    Stealing Freedom

    Ms. Carbone was interviewed about her book Stealing Freedom, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The interview took place outside, and she pointed out several of the places on the farm that were…

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    Welcome to Kaya's World -- 1764

    Ms. Raymer talked about the latest book in the "American Girls Collection", Welcome to Kaya’s World - 1764, published by Pleasant Company. The book describes the culture and experiences of…

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    BookExpo America Interview

    Ms. Crown talked about her book for children, Duck for President. The book features a duck who works his way up to farmer, governor, and eventually president.

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