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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. I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel; I am Lee and Low Publishers 2012 New Voices Award Winner. I am the author of Getting a Job in the Food Industry, Getting the Most Out of MOOCs, and The Right Health Care Degree for Me, all published by Rosen Publishing, and Playwriting, published by Cavendish Square in January, 2017. 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. My second picture book, The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read (Random House) will debut in January 2020. I penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I review books for The New York Journal of Books. Thanks for visiting!

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    Kristi Bernard

    This is a great interview. I love the illustrations. Thanks for sharing Don.

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    Nathalie

    Thank you for this wonderful interview. It’s interesting to get to know a little bit the “behind-the-scene” of illustrators. 🙂

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Hey Nathalie,
    Thanks for stopping by. I was very interested in hearing Don’s answers because I have many friends who are illustrators, and they’re all still trying to break into the business. Don’s answers were very informative.

    Have a great week!

    Rita L.

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    Sarah S

    hello, I’m new on here and excited to be a part of the discussion.

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Hi Sarah,
    So glad you stopped by. I hope Don Tate’s interview is as inspirational to you as it was to me. Are you an illustrator, or a children’s book writer? We would love to hear from you again.

    Best,
    Rita Lorraine

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