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Tag Archives | Sports
When I’m asked how I came to illustrate Patricia Hruby Powell’s Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Chronicle Books 2014), my most direct answer is that my agent Steven Malk shared the manuscript with me, after being approached by editors at Chronicle. The more magical response would be that Josephine Baker’s life was an […]
Forty years ago, when I was a young writer, and enjoying some success with my first novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir! (Éditions du jour, 1968), I was invited to write a story for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). I wanted to write about the moment that I felt, for the very first time, that I […]
Customers in New York recently asked us to create original multimedia resources with author Tim Green. In these original Meet-the-Author Book Readings you’ll hear Tim explaining his personal inspiration for writing some of his books and reading a short excerpt from each one. These Book Readings are excellent to share with students before, during, or after they […]
Customers in San Antonio, TX recently asked us to create original multimedia resources with author Matt de la Peña. Matt was the keynote speaker at the 2009 Library Resource Roundup and also presented at the NYC Office of Library Services 2009 fall conference. He is the author of Ball Don’t Lie (Delacorte, 2005) and Mexican […]
The reason I write about sports, women’s history, and women’s sports history, is that I grew up loving sports. I graduated from high school the week before Title IX was passed, so I didn’t have opportunities to play in school, like girls do today. I played at camp, on the street, and with my father […]
Welcome to this new monthly post that reveals approaches to professional writing and research in the words of extraordinary authors and illustrators of books for children and teens.
In this month’s post, I’ve selected a sampling of TeachingBooks.net materials on high-interest titles with low reading levels that students will find enjoyable and accessible. These multimedia resources will enliven book discussions as they honor students’ interests.