Guest Blogger: Lois Lowry

We’re starting school. First day. My sister and me: we are eight and five; second grade and kindergarten. I’m the younger sister. And the photograph, taken in 1942, is black and white. Amazingly, though, I remember the color of everything: our matching jackets (navy blue), my skirt (royal blue), Helen’s dress (blue and red plaid), […]

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National Recognitions Bestowed Upon Two Authors Featured in Originally Produced Interviews by TeachingBooks.net

Chief Joseph Medicine Crow, the 95-year-old author, historian, and storyteller, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 12th from President Obama.     Anthony Browne was appointed as the United Kingdom’s sixth Children’s Laureate on June 9th.       Chief Medicine Crow’s books for youth include Brave Wolf and the Thunderbird (Abbeville, 1998), […]

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Authors in Social Studies Classrooms

In this post, I encourage you to bring authors into your classroom to add a personal dimension to social studies lessons. Autobiographical accounts, for example, can offer first-person perspectives on events under discussion. And authors who research and write about historical and cultural topics often present their interpretations and sources while revealing their methods and […]

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Resources upon request: Ashley Rhodes-Courter

We strive to make the TeachingBooks.net collection and site relevant for our customers, so it’s always a pleasure to produce or add new multimedia resources about the books you are studying. This post introduces a new category of posts on our blog that we’re calling “Resources Upon Request.” These posts will outline how TeachingBooks.net can […]

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Announcing the Coretta Scott King Book Award
Online Curriculum Resource Center

  In Conjunction With the 40th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award, TeachingBooks.Net Launches an Extraordinary, Free Curriculum Resource Center For Educators and Families Maya Angelou and Jerry Pinkney Among the More than 250 Original Audio Interviews and Recordings Chicago, IL (July 13, 2009)  On the eve of the 40th anniversary celebration of […]

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