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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.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.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.05.2014
So the lovely Laura Purdie Salas (teacher, speaker, mentor, and poetic author of A Leaf Can Be and the forthcomingWater Can Be, plus Bookspeak! Poems about Books, Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School, and many more) is doing a super-cool...
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Jan.27.2014
Arrived home from ALA (American Library Association) Midwinter conference fun in Philly with Under the Freedom Tree illustrator London Ladd and the fine folks at Charlesbridge Publishing to find an amazing review leading BookPage's roundup of must-reads for Black...
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Jan.20.2014
UPS guy just delivered an unexpected but totally apropos gift on this MLK Day: a big ol' box o' Under the Freedom Tree, my just-released children's book about how the contraband slaves of the Civil War took their fate into their own hands on the journey to freedom.  That little Junior...
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Jan.07.2014
Today's the day! Happy book birthday, Under the Freedom Tree! It's been an exciting journey from inspiration—a photo of a gorgeous historic oak tree in Hampton, Virginia—to passion—learning of the daring actions that took place near, and even under, Emancipation Oak—to breath-holding—a free-...
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Dec.15.2013
Author, educator, consultant, and Simple Saturday blogger Debbie Gonzales wrote a beautiful post about Under the Freedom Tree, my forthcoming free-verse picture book about the contraband slaves of the Civil War. I'm so grateful! Deb also created an amazing education guide...