Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 1


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In This Issue You'll Find:

  • News. See Below.
  • Featured Book: The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco.


This newsletter marks the beginning of our eighth year publishing this newsletter. Thanks to everyone for their enthusiastic support. If you haven't already this is a great time to take a moment and write to us about your thoughts for future newsletters.
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January brings the celebration of Martin Luther King Day. We have a few links to good resources at:

Here are a couple of upcoming appearances, speeches or workshops by Carol:

  • February 13, 2003 - Pioneer Valley Reading in Holyoke, MA
  • March 4, 2003 - Spartanburg Reading Association in Spartanburg, SC
  • March 6, 2003 - South Carolina School Librarians in Columbia, SC

You can find out more information on any of these by writing to Carol Hurst at

For those who missed our last newsletter the most recent additions to our web site are:

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 Book: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park.


Next Section of Newsletter:

Featured Book: The Keeping Quilt.