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Apr.17.2014 - 1:01 pm
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...
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Feb.20.2014 - 6:54 pm
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...
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Feb.14.2014 - 12:08 pm
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...
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Feb.13.2014 - 7:37 am
The Under the Freedom Tree blog tour rolls on at ReaderKidZ! More awesome questions for moi; illustrator London Ladd's interview coming soon. Thanks,...
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Nov.13.2008 - 8:00 am
In response to: FLAK JACKET ROCK To Copyediting – Finally!
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Published Reviews

Published by BookPage
  “Hearts drumming, / eyes darting, / knees trembling.” Susan VanHecke’s reverent free verse describes the trepidation felt by Frank, James and Shepard, three slaves working...