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Apr.17.2014
So excited to learn that Under the Freedom Tree—my children's book about the contraband slaves of the Civil War, illustrated by London Ladd—has officially gone multimedia!  Dreamscape Media has interpreted the book on DVD, with narration by the talented J. D. Jackson. While the...
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Mar.31.2014
Even though Charles Dickens often wrote unfavorably about America, he was so loved, lines to see him were almost a mile long. What didn't he like about America? He was appalled and angry about slavery, and he didn't enjoy traveling any way so didn't appreciate American hotels. He thought the...
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Feb.20.2014
Enjoyed sharing at the Two Writing Teachers blog how Under the Freedom Tree can be used in the classroom. Check it out, and be sure to enter to win a copy of the book! Thanks for the great interview, Stacey!
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Feb.20.2014
F.W. Abel was born in the city of New York, long ago enough to have not even been a teenager at the beginning of the Civil War Centennial.  He escaped from Fordham University with a degree in psychology into the U.S. Army.  The army had him function as a psychologist for a while, until...
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Feb.14.2014
It's not every illustrator who poses for his own art so he can get the details just right. Extraordinary passion and dedication—just one of the many reasons I adore Under the Freedom Tree illustrator London Ladd. This Smart Books for Smart Kids interview's a must-read...
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Feb.13.2014
The Under the Freedom Tree blog tour rolls on at ReaderKidZ! More awesome questions for moi; illustrator London Ladd's interview coming soon. Thanks, ReaderKidZ, for helping us share the all-true tale of the daring contraband slaves of the Civil War and how their brave actions...
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Feb.13.2014
Next stop on the Under the Freedom Tree blog tour: Smart Books for Smart Kids! Thanks so much for the opportunity to share in-depth the true story of the contraband slaves of the Civil War, who bravely launched the beginning of slavery's end. An interview with yours truly today; be...
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Feb.11.2014
  Fascinating interview with illustrator London Ladd at Good Reads with Ronna as the Under the Freedom Tree blog tour rolls on! Check it out—and while you're there, be sure to enter to win a free copy of Under the Freedom Tree!  
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Feb.10.2014
  The Under the Freedom Tree blog tour continues with the awesome Good Reads with Ronna, a terrific place to find reviews and info about children's books and other educational products. Thanks for the thoughtful questions, Ronna, and for helping spread the word about ...
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Feb.06.2014
The UGRR mentions Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina time and time again as territories of bondage for African-Americans. During the 1850's the office of the UGRR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom in Canada and sometimes New York and Boston. It's...