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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penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel.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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4 Comments

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    Jamal W Hankins

    Cool post!

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

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    Crystal Allen

    Rita,

    Doctors practice medicine.
    Lawyers practice law.
    AND they get involved in continuing education so they can stay on top of their game.
    We as writers are no different. We need to practice our craft and never stop educating ourselves.

    Thanks. Nice article.

    Crystal

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Hey Crystal,
    Wise words! Thanks so much for stopping by, and looking forward to telling everyone about your new children’s book, which will debut in February of 2011. Go Crystal!

    All best,
    Rita Lorraine

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