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  • HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM made the American Library Association's 2019 "Notable Children's Picture Books" list
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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 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penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel. 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. I review books for The New York Journal of Books. Thanks for visiting!

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    Debbie Maxwell Allen

    Wow, Rita, what an experience to live through! And your writing skill shines through in your descriptions, like “My crepe myrtle tree was unraveling like loose thread from a wooly sweater.”

    So glad you and yours are all right.

    ~Debbie

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    Rita Lorraine

    Rita Lorraine

    Hey Debbie!
    Thanks for stopping by. Yes, it was an experience I’ll never forget. In fact, after the storms finally subsided, I learned that things could have been much worse. I’m so thankful to still be here, and the people who suffered are in my prayers.

    Thanks again,
    Rita Lorraine

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