Sorry for the radio silence. I have been sleeping, watching TV, listening to books, reading books, managing my emails, playing with Ruby, and dealing with Facebook.

I have listened to Megan Whalen Turner’s The Return of the Thief. I have read a Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia. I have perused Carole Boston Weatherford’s Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre and Lynne Rae Perkins’ The Museum of Everything. I will do posts about them later.

I have watched The Mysterious Benedict Society, Sweet Tooth, In the Heights, and The Mandalorian.

I am working on a book with Lesley Younge. We taught at Dalton. It is a verse novel that used excerpts from Olaudah Equiano’s autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African. We are excited for the project. Equiano is a voice from the past who witnessed the slave trade.

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7 responses to “Hello

  1. Monica! It is so delightful to see you posting again! Such wonderful news that you are reading and writing a new book. I can’t wait!


  2. Marjorie Farquharson

    It was a pleasant surprise to see your latest post. I enjoy the depth of your knowledge of children’s literature. You often give me something to ponder…thank you!


  3. I’m thrilled to see your post and excited to hear about your new book. Cannot wait to read it!


  4. maryleehahn

    Great to hear what you’ve been up to. A verse novel, eh? I’m excited to hear more about it!


  5. Allie Jane Bruce

    What a joy to see you’re back!! Sending you lots of love.


  6. Congratulations on posting again! Looking forward to your new book!


  7. I have been visiting occasionally, hoping you will pop up again. And today, here you are! So happy to be hearing from you again and looking forward to your thoughts. Welcome.


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