The Freedom Riddle

The Freedom Riddle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577684411
Publisher: School Specialty Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/2002
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

With over 70 books in print, Angela Shelf Medearis is an author who combines a great love for children's literature with a particular attention to the reading needs of young African Americans. "I write the kind of books I always longed to find in the library when I was a child", she says. Books were an essential part of Medearis's own early 1960's childhood, giving her a sense of continuity and identity throughout her family's many moves.

Today, she spends as much time encouraging literacy in all students as she does promoting African-American subjects. Medearis founded and directs Book Boosters, a multicultural program for all grade levels that concentrates on reading, creative writing and drama. She currently works as a reading consultant for the McGraw-Hill Reading Program. Mrs. Medearis lives in Austin, Texas.

John Ward is the award-winning illustrator of thirteen books for children. His awards include an Award of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators, NYC, 40th Annual Exhibition, and the Parent’s Choice award for Poppa’s New Pants. He lives in Freeport, NY with his wife, Olympia, where he is an avid player of West African hand drums.

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