Author Candace Fleming will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington's Non-Fiction award on Sat. April 5 at noon at Clyde's on 7th Street DC. Tickets are $35. Hear this exceptional author talk about her life as a writer. For more information see the Guild's web site, www.childrensbookguild.org
Elijah, the first child born in a settlement of former slaves in Canada, finds his uneventful life disrupted when he attempts to locate the corrupt preacher who has stolen funds intended to purchase a family’s freedom.
Twelve-year-old Omakayas reaches puberty, travels north toward others of her Ojibwe tribe, and endures a starving time in this third story in The Birchbark House series which also features pencil sketches by the author.
Deaf and blind from the age of three, Laura Bridgman's education in the 1840's laid the foundation for Helen Keller's successes some 50 years later. One of the co-authors of this fascinating biography is blind and partially deaf herself.