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Author Cynthia Leitich Smith offers "Hannesburg Open House", a bounty of teacher resources and virtual tour of the fictional town in Rain Is Not My Indian Name (winner of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Children's Prose Award). Visit:
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In New England February is a long month, where cabin fever sets in in earnest. It's a great time to curl up with a warm blanket and the escape of a great book. This month we've got some odd twists on the old fairy tales -- perfect for telling around the fire.
Here are a couple of upcoming appearances, speeches or workshops by Carol:
You can find out more information on any of these by writing to Carol Hurst at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Featured Book: The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco.
Featured Subject: Kids Books Set in Schools.
Featured Title: Keeper of the Doves by Betsy Byars.
Featured Subject: Biographies and Memoirs.
Featured Subject: Reading Aloud, Recommended Titles.
Featured Author: Arnold Lobel.
Featured Subject: Buildings and Architecture in Children's Books.
Featured Topic: Folk and Fairy Tales, Tongue-In-Cheek Versions.
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