Children’s book author, blogger, award winning multi-media artist and all around Renaissance woman Tina Nichols Coury grew up in Los Angeles. She is the youngest of four children to a single saint of a mom. Attending 12 years of parochial school, Tina found drawing a sure way to get out of homework, impress the nuns and make a few bucks sketching on book covers or desks. Her first picture book, Hanging Off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing up on Mount Rushmore is scheduled for release by Dial Books for Young Readers, May 2012. You can surf Tina’s popular website www.therushmorekid and Writer's Kidlit blog, Tales from the Rushmore Kid at http://www.tinanicholscouryblog.com
In her popular school presentation "Why I Love America," author Tina Nichols
Coury, a.k.a. The Rushmore Kid, promotes an understanding and appreciation
of the essential qualities that make America great.
Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose
In her debut picture book, Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up on Mt.
Rushmore, American author Tina Nichols Coury brings to life the story of
Lincoln Borglum, the boy who helped build Mt. Rushmore. With beautiful art
by award winning illustrator Sally Wern Comport, Hanging Off Jefferson's
Nose: Growing Up On Mount Rushmore reveals the untold story of the struggles
and triumph involved in the building of America's greatest monument.
The Rushmore Kid is available for school visits to present her special
program, "Why I Love America." Tina loves to perform! Contact her at
Why I Love America
Students--what are the things about America that YOU love most? Write a
paragraph telling the Rushmore Kid why you love America. Your writing will
be published right here on this page!
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