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Every State has a Book

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the 2020 National Book Festival is coming right up, and I wanted to see the entire list of books nominated by the Center for the Book for each state and U.S. possession. You can … Continue reading

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Hello, National Book Festival!

Photographer Roy Corral are excited to learn that our book, Children of the First People, will represent Alaska at the 2020 National Book Festival in D.C. There are many firsts this year with COVID restrictions, and this is yet another … Continue reading

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Go Bobbie!

We just heard that our book Bobbie the Wonder Dog is on the current list for 2nd- and 3rd-grade readers in America’s Battle of the Books. And having Brown as a surname has landed me right next to Judy Blume … Continue reading

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New Board Books Highlight Alaska Native Talent

I’ve been honored to serve as editor of a publishing project instituted by Best Beginnings here in Alaska. If you haven’t heard of this amazing organization, you’ll learn that they’re a branch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and they mail … Continue reading

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What are you doing now?

I get that question often. Usually I can answer it with a quick, “Oh, I’ve got a couple of irons in the fire.” Sometimes authors aren’t free to talk about what’s coming up with a specific publisher, even if it … Continue reading

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We made the list!

We’re so pleased that Scholastic Teacher magazine included Children of the First People in its featured books for the Summer of 2019. Teacher friends, please check it out! Here’s what Chris Borris and Pari Deshpande Cohen had to say: “We’ve … Continue reading

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One great idea; two unforgettable books

Meet the terrific Alaska Native kids from Children of the Midnight Sun and its recently released sequel, Children of the First People. Click HERE to launch the full story from KTVA-TV’s Sunday magazine, “Frontiers with Rhonda McBride.” (Photo © Roy … Continue reading

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It’s official! A new book is born.

Photographer Roy Corral and I are celebrating the long-awaited release of our new book, Children of the First People, and the launch party is going to be a sensation. Please join us on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 11 a.m. … Continue reading

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Supporting your local library

I’m really glad to be invited to events like our local “Beyond the Stacks,” organized by the Anchorage group called Friends of the Library. I’m betting there’s an FOL in your neck of the woods, too. If you’re in Southcentral … Continue reading

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Thank you, Children’s Book Council!

Our warm thanks to the Children’s Book Council for recognizing our book in its list of showcased books … the theme this winter is “Helping Hands.” Look for Charlie and other honored books at their showcase website by clicking here.

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