May 13, 2022 UPDATES
May 13, 2022
Updates and Tips for Parents and Teachers
A Newsletter from Author, Elizabeth Raum
Musings: I recently flew from North Dakota to Tennessee. I've flown dozens of time, but I never fail to be astounded by the experience. Here I am on a 45,000 pound jet loaded with 200 hefty people and their luggage, and somehow we are staying aloft. It's a mystery to me how we are able to fly, and the view out the window always fills me with wonder. I took this photo somewhere over Tennessee as we soared among the clouds, and I looked out at the beautiful Earth below. As Orville Wright once said of him and his brother, "We were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused curiosity." Result: they gave us wings. May all children be so lucky!
HAPPY NEWS: My next book, A Kidnapping in Kentucky, 1776, is now available for pre-order. The official publication date will be June 1. To learn more, click here. You'll find information about the book, as well as a brief video introduction, in which I tell readers a bit about myself, the writing of the book, and the book itself. This was my first attempt to make a video, and I much prefer speaking in person rather than via a computer screen. However, I hope this will give young readers a quick idea of what was involved in putting together this story.
A favorite quote: "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots." ~ Marcus Garvey
For Kids: To have fun while learning what colonial people wore, play "Dress the Part." (Note: you do not have to log in to play.)
COMING SOON: Information on how to enter to win a copy of A Kidnapping in Kentucky, 1776.
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