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  • My new picture book, THE OLDEST STUDENT, debuts on January 7, 2020!
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  • THE OLDEST STUDENT has received a STARRED review from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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  • See my AUTHOR INTERVIEW for THE OLDEST STUDENT on KIRKUS REVIEWS https://tinyurl.com/tf4a6zs
  • THE OLDEST STUDENT is featured on BLACK ENTERPRISE
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  • THE OLDEST STUDENT recommended on ROMPER online https://tinyurl.com/u9egc4p
  • HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM made the American Library Association's 2019 "Notable Children's Picture Books" list
  • HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM received a STARRED KIRKUS REVIEW!
  • HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM received a STARRED SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW!
  • HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM received a GREAT review from HORN BOOK
  • HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM received a STARRED BOOKLIST REVIEW!
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About the author

Rita Lorraine

Rita Lorraine

Hello Everyone! I am a former special education teacher, and am currently a full-time children's writer, book blogger and freelance editor. My newest picture book, The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read (Random House) debuted as the No. 1 Picture Book in Women's Biographies and Children's American History. It has received STARRED REVIEWS from Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly and School Library Journal, and received a great review by The Wall Street Journal. My first picture book, Hammering for Freedom: The William Lewis Story (Lee and Low) debuted on September 24, 2018. It is a School Library Journal selection and received positive Kirkus and Horn Book reviews. I penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel. I am the author of several educational books for teens, and I occasionally review books for The New York Journal of Books. Thanks for visiting!

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5 Comments

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    Kristi Bernard

    Rita: very interesting interview. I would love to know more about Kyra’s research techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Hi Kristi,
    Thanks for stopping through again. Kyra is a very generous author. I’m sure she would be happy to answer any questions you have. Just check the tail-end of the interview to find her email address and drop her a line.

    By the way, what do you write?

    Have a great one,

    Rita L.

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    Thomas Hubbard

    This was a great interview! Kyra Hicks is very talented, and I look forward to hearing more from her! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Hi Thomas,
    Thanks for stopping through, and thanks for your comment. Glad you enjoyed the interview. Kyra is indeed a talented lady, holding down a full-time job and producing such wonderful books at the same time. She’s an inspiration!

    Thanks again for your encouraging comment, and have a great day!

    Rita Lorraine

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    Harrison Retterbush

    Good share, great article, very useful. ­thanks.

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