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Sunday, June 14 • 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Waking Up the Past: Blending history and fiction for children

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Selene Castrovilla

Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children’s author. Melt, her third teen novel, has been hailed as "A fresh, emotionally complex bildungsroman of young American love" by Kirkus. Her historical nonfiction children's books are known for their humanity. Revolutionary Friends, her 2013 Booklist Top Ten Biography for Youth about the relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, will soon be joined by... Read More →

Mary H. Donohue

Widow of Naval Officer of WWII who served in both Atlantic and Pacific. Mother of eight; grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 9. BA and MA from Fairleigh Dickinson Univ, almost completed PhD in Spanish Lit at NYU. Completely bi-lingual, Spanish and English. Taught at Paramus Catholic Boys HS, Chairman of Foreign Language Dept - 27 years; taught 8th Grade students at St. Peter the Apostle in River Edge for eight years. Elected first Hispanic... Read More →

Todd McClimans

I am an elementary school principal and a former fifth grade teacher. I've always been a fantasy nerd (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Narnia), but I didn't care much about history until I started teaching the American Revolution to my first fifth graders. I fell in love with the riveting stories about the brave patriots and their struggle for independence during the Revolutionary War. My aim with Time Traitor, and the rest of the American... Read More →

Robert Skead

obert Skead is the author of several popular children's books. For Patriots, Redcoats & Spies, Robert partnered with his father, also Robert Skead (now 89-years-old). Both are members of the Sons of the American Revolution. Their ancestor, Lamberton Clark, one of the main characters in the story, fought in the Revolutionary War as a member of the Connecticut Militia and the Continental Army. The book includes many historical facts about the war... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 2:20pm - 3:00pm

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