• Hello there, my new DEBUT #MULTICULTURAL PICTURE BOOK is here
  • HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM debuted on September 25 2018
  • Your support is greatly appreciated.
  • Stay tuned for another historical nonfiction picture book coming soon called THE OLDEST STUDENT!

About the author

Rita Lorraine

Rita Lorraine

Hello Everyone! I'm a former educator of 20+ years with an advanced degree in School Psychology and I'm currently a full-time children's writer, ghost writer, and freelance editor. I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished Multicultural manuscript; I am the 2012 Lee and Low New Voices Award Winner; I am the author of Getting a Job in the Food Industry (Rosen Publishing, 2013), Getting the Most Out of MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses (Rosen, 2015); The Right Degree for Me in Healthcare (Rosen, 2015); and African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes (The History Press, 2008). I am also a Media Professional for the New York Journal of Books, a member of, and a member of 12x12 - 12 Picture Books, 12 Months.

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    hi Rita jUST ran across YOUR HISTORY BOOK I found IT IN A FRIEND MOTHER’s HOME (SADLY HIS MOTHER HAD PASSED) AND I WAS HELPING HIM clean out HER HOME. I wanted to get a couple more copies, can you direct me to where I can find more of your work. I luv history esp black history.I would like to expose my grandchild to more of our history than i was exposed to in my early life. Thanks for your work. I do not have a facebook page so i am still with the oldschool way. Pat

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Hi Pat,
    Thanks so much for stopping by. First, my condolences to your friend on the passing of his mother. I know this must be a very trying time, and I pray that he finds comfort from his family, and from friends like you.

    As for the book, you can get it from Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Hamilton Place. Also, the downtown public library now has a small bookstore, and they carry it there. Or you can go to at this link:

    I have two other websites you might find interesting. The first is AFRICAN AMERICANS OF CHATTANOOGA. It’s dedicated to my book and includes things I found while researching Chattanooga, but couldn’t include in the book.

    The second is Picture Book Depot, which is dedicated to the wonderful picture books I read and review for publishers across the U.S. I give the books away when I’m finished, so if you know of some young readers who want FREE books, just drop me a line.

    Thanks again for writing, and my very best wishes to you and your friend.

    Rita Lorraine
    PS – I’m old-school too. My two adults sons are responsible for pushing me into the 21st Century. 🙂

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