Was honored to pen a guest post over at "Unabridged," the Charlesbridge Publishing blog, about the inspiration for and writing of Under the Freedom Tree, a free-verse picture book about the Civil War's contraband slaves forthcoming in January, illustrated by London Ladd.
It all started with a very cool photo in the back pages of a magazine...
Causes Susan VanHecke Supports
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
National Trust For Historic Preservation