SATURDAY MORNINGS FOR KIDS…

SATURDAYS ON PWR, LIKE TV PROGRAMING IN THE 50s AND 60s WHICH SHOWED CARTOONS BETWEEN 6:30 AND 9:00, IS DEDICATED TO KIDS.

…ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

Late again! It has been an eventful, productive day, but I failed to post one of my much anticipated things in a long while.

This past spring, one of my favorite children’s authors paid me a visit at my home in Alvin. She brought her fabulous kids and we had a lovely visit. She even stopped and brought lunch–now, that’s the kind of company to have!

Alda, Annabel, and Nate look at the books I had been Saving for them since Christmas.

Alda P. Dobbs wrote the Bluebonnet nominated The Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, a wonderful tale of a Mexican ten-year-old, caught up in the Mexican Revolution. Her adventures are based on stories Alda’s great grandmother told her when she was young.( Use the search box to find my review of this excellent book.) In September, 2022, Alda Dobbs will publish the sequel, The Other Side of the River. She signed a copy of the book for me, and I greedily read it in one weekend.

This book continues the story of Petra Luna as she becomes an immigrant in the U.S. One would think when she managed to cross into the States, her problems would be solved, but they are only beginning . How she deals with and solves these problems leads the reader to a very satisfying ending.

I am always happy to tell people that I have a friend who is a well-known, well-respected children’s author, but even happier when she and her lovely kids come to see me. Soon I will review On The Other Side of the River, so you can pre-order and plan the time for a pleasant weekend of fantastic reading.

Until later…

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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