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Why I wrote Loving vs. Virginia – Book Give Away

Loving vs Virgina

  Loving vs. Virginia, a documentary novel told in verse by Patricia Hruby Powell and illustrated by Shadra Strickland has a release date of January 31, 2017.   But I have some early copies in hand (not ARCs, but the

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“Josephine” Recorded Books, read by Lizan Mitchell SLJ starred review

School Library Journal starred review May 2014 audio CD Recorded Books Read by Lizan Mitchell   Gr. 2-5 Powell, Patricia Hruby. Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker. Born into the slums of St. Louis in 1906, Josephine Baker had

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Gretchen Woelfle’s Guest Blog – A Writer’s Process

Welcome, Gretchen Woelfle, my friend and guest blogger. Thanks, Patricia, for inviting me to the Writer’s Process blog on your very own blog, and for showing me how it can be done here. [] At the moment I’m blogless, but

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What How and Why do You Write?

We’re on a writing-process blog tour. Authors are telling how and why they write. Interested? It’s sort of a chain letter of writers answering 4 simple—but not really that simple—questions about their process. I was asked to do this, first

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Wall Street Journal Review of “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker”

“Children’s Books: Now Introducing the Sensational Josephine Baker”    1/10/17 Wall Street Journal ‘As regal as a queen by day, as wild as a leopard by night”: The exuberant, exotic and almost impossibly glamorous Josephine Baker streaked across the cultural

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Shelf Awareness Review – Josephine

<<>>. November 27, 2013 children’s book Book Review:  “…staccato phrases move like music…” Children’s Review: Josephine Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell , illus. by Christian Robinson (Chronicle, $17.99 hardcover, 104p., ages 7-10, 9781452103143, January 14,

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“Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker”

Josephine’s first two reviews are starred! So this is blatant toasting. The reviews follow. The book will be released January 14, 2014. Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker By Patricia Hruby Powell Illustrated by Christian Robinson Publishers Weekly Starred

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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker; Central Park School

I introduced my book Josephine (The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker) to the students of Central Park School (K-8) in Midlothian, a south suburb of Chicago. Which means I showed them an image of the book cover illustrated by Christian

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Lights, Action, Roll ‘Em…with “Professor Puffendorf’s Secret Potion” by Robin Tzannes and Korky Paul.

Kathy Hughes is doing the coolest project with her fifth grade reading class at Carrie Busie Elementary in Champaign, IL. She started with “Professor Puffendorf’s Secret Potion,” a book by Robin Tzannes and Korky Paul (Checkerboard Press 1992). The students

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