Category : Code Talkers

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Read All About It! New Interview, News Article – Sioux Code Talkers I am so grateful for the latest new interview, news article about the Sioux Code Talkers.  Most people who see my book, Sioux Code Talker of World War II, skid to a stop, and cry out, “I knew about the Navajo- I didn’t …
New Author On Tour – Summer, 2017 As a new author on tour this summer, I’ve noticed the response to Sioux Code Talkers has been eye-opening! Each new destination has been a thrilling adventure. I’ve discussed details about my great-uncle’s service as well as my research journey. Thank you to my friends in the “Just …
Watching a Video Interview Inspires Me as a Teacher and a Writer Now, if you know me, I have always been drawn to stories and video.  In my first public school job as a 5th grade teacher, my class produced a video show titled “Books-R-Us”, complete with rolling titles and music “Be Happy” (I think …
Disney Cartoons During World War II Did you know that the Walt Disney Company participated in a positive way during the war effort in the 1940s? During World War II, Disney cartoonists created thousands of specialized insignia for individual military units in the Armed Forces. Read more about these insignias in a USNI News article here. In …
We (Vivian and Me) will be at Barnes & Noble Thursday Vivian Vande Velde and I will be participating in the Spencerport CMS Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (Greece, NY) in 2 days! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cosgrove Middle School’s library.  Please join us from 6-8pm (author signing 7-8pm). Looking forward …
Visual Book Quotes from Sioux Code Talkers of World War II Some of my former colleagues chose some quotes that stood out for them from my book. Since I’m a visual person and love color, I designed some photo quotes to share. Enjoy!                
Book Launch Party Photos Here are a few pictures of the wonderful “book birthday party” on April 8, 2017. I am blessed with many true friends and a large family who made the day very special. There were people who traveled from Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Connecticut to celebrate with me. Such a special gift.  I …
Cynsations Debut Author Interview I’m pleased to share an online interview with Gayleen Rabakukk on Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Cynsations Blog. I shared my experiences from being a novice writer to a published debut author. You can read the April 11, 2017 interview here. Thank you Gayleen and Cynthia for the opportunity to share my journey with other …
Book Trailer Audience: Students and Teachers
Changing Times, Changing History More photo quotes… Peaceful To Turbulent
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