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Walking Home To Rosie Lee

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Young Gabe's is a story of heartache and jubilation. He's a child slave freed after the Civil War. He sets off to reunite himself with his mother who was sold before the war's end. "Come morning, the folks take to the road again, singing songs, telling stories, and dream-talking of the lives they're gonna live in freedom. And I follow, keeping my eyes open for my mama. Days pass into weeks, and one gray evening as Mr. Dark laid down his coat, I see a woman with a yellow scarf 'round her neck as bright as a star. I run up to grab her hand, saying, Mama?" Gabe's odyssey in search of his mother has an epic American quality, and Keith Shepherd's illustrations—influenced deeply by the narrative work of Thomas Hart Benton—fervently portray the struggle in Gabe's heroic quest.

Selected as a 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Book and for the 2012 IRA Teacher's Choices Reading List.

A. LaFaye hopes Walking Home to Rosie Lee will honor all those African American families who struggled to reunite at the end of the Civil War and will pay her respects to those who banded together through the long struggle for freedom. She is the author of the Scott O'Dell Award-winning novel Worth and lives in Tennessee with her daughter Adia.

Keith Shepherd is a painter, graphic designer, and educator working out of Kansas City, MO. His painting "Sunday Best" is part of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's permanent collection. He describes his work as being "motivated by family, religion, history, and music."



Homemade Handbags

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Create A Beautiful Handbag With Your Own Two Hands There are different kinds of handbags out there. Even though there are many commercial brands that sell handbags, the demand for unique designs in handbags are difficult to overcome. Most women are on the lookout for something new and novel that they can reach for. Even with the number of fashion brands whose handbags sell for millions, a novelty, handmade handbag would still have considerable market value among women customers. There are fairs and exhibitions held where individual handbag and accessories designers sell their wares. If you have a fetish for designing fashion accessories, you could try your hand at making handmade handbags even. Those who are into fashion designing will have the necessary skills to make handmade handbags. The skills required to make fabric based handbags and other fashion accessories are similar. Thus, fashion designers often extend their line of products by including handmade or their exclusively designed handbags as well. Among the different ideas that exist for handmade handbags, you could try your hand at handmade silk evening bags. Such dainty clutches or fabric bags can be of a myriad range of shapes, design and hence, you could allow your creativity to run wild when making handmade handbags.


Hometown Hero

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Zara Hale escaped Lake Sullivan, Vermont, as a teenager and never planned to return. But a decade later, when her brother Zane is released from prison, she leaves her life as a Mixed Martial Arts champion and heads north, both to support him and to lend her golden-girl status to the opening of a new community center.

Cal Montgomery knows he let down the Hale family ten years ago, but this is his chance to make it up to them. Zane is his best friend. And Zara? She's stubborn, frustrating, strong, beautiful—irresistible. Once she's back in town, it isn't long before their professional relationship turns into something much more intimate.

Though Zara's hometown celebrity is as surprising as her feelings for Cal, she's only there for the center and for her family. But as she soon discovers, Cal's not that easy to leave, and neither are the unexpected comforts of Lake Sullivan.

About the Author

Cate Cameron is the author of the Lake Sullivan Romance series, including Just a Summer Fling.Her lifepath may not be a straight line, but it has definitely zigged in some interesting directions. With a work history that ranges from historical interpreter to garden designer, office manager to school librarian, she's had a lot of experiences and tries to bring them to life in her writing.


Learn To Be A Fashion Designer! Glamour Girl Sketchbook

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You can be a fashion designer with the Learn to be a Fashion Designer Sketchbook! Follow the tips and tricks inside to create your own fun style. This adorable 96-page sketchbook has a spiral binding which makes it easy for budding designers to lay flat for ease of use, and also has 3 sheets of cool stickers to inspire and embellish your fantastic designs! Featuring information on different design styles and blank templates to illustrate designs on, your skills can be displayed in all their glory in these amazing Glamour Girl titles!


Mike And Pinky Find A Home

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Mike and Pinky live in a pond with Mother Turtle, Father Turtle, and all of their woodland friends. But when bulldozers come and build over their home, the two young turtles (Mike and Pinky) must find a new place to live. Along the way, they learn the meaning of cooperation, self-reliance, and friendship. For children at ages 3-10 . "The story has an important message about the impact of industrialization on the environment while still maintaining an appropriately light atmosphere for young children. Finally, the ultimate lesson - home is where love resides - is a timeless message that remains important today." Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite



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