“Bewitched by Baby T”
by D. R. Ransdell
D. R. Ransdell just had a story published in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE GRANDMOTHER’S SOUL. In an essay titled “Bewitched by Baby T” she explains how her moother went so ga-ga over her first grandchild that her own daughters couldn’t recognize her.
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE GRANDMOTHER’S SOUl has 101 stories and is available at www amazon.com.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 40. No. 3. June/July 2011
OLD MEN’S TALES
by Hughlett L. Morris
Hughlett L. Morris’s OLD MEN’S TALES, was recently published by Wheatmark.
Twenty-five men at a certain age and place tell a story to an unseen listener. The story may be factual, imagined, embroidered, or exaggerated. In any case, it tells something about the man and his life. His story deserves our attention, as does he. Available in print and in Amazon.com’s Kindle.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors. Vol. 40, No. 3, June/July 2011
THE ILLUSTRATOR’S NOTEBOOK by Mohieddin Ellabbad (Groundwood books, 2006)
The famous Egyptian illustrator Mohieddin Ellabbad presents his “notebook” which shares how he grew up and took on his profession. He uses text, photographs, drawings, and Arabic Script to cmmunicate his aspirations as an artist. Most compelling are the questions he raises for readers, for example, “Where do stories come from?” and “How does the way you feel affect the way you draw?” Younger readeers will be delighted by how he combines images and shows the change in his country over time. (Middle School and up)
The Middle East Outreach Council established the Middle East Book Award in 1999 to recognize books for children and young adults that contribute meaning-fully to an understanding of the Middle East. Books are judged on the authenticity of their portrayal of the Middle Eastern subject, as well as on their characterization, plot, and appeal for the inteneded audience. Awards are announced in Novemenber for books published during the period from January of the previous year through September of the current year. For the purposes of this award, “The Middle East” is defined as the Arab World, Iran, Isreal, Turkey, and Afghanistan.