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  • My new picture book, THE OLDEST STUDENT, debuts on January 7, 2020!
  • You can pre-order at http://bit.ly/327vJVp
  • THE OLDEST STUDENT has received a STARRED review from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
  • See it here at https://tinyurl.com/rn8turu
  • THE OLDEST STUDENT has received a STARRED review from BOOKLIST
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  • THE OLDEST STUDENT has received a STARRED REVIEW FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS
  • See it here at https://tinyurl.com/rn8turu
  • See my AUTHOR INTERVIEW for THE OLDEST STUDENT on KIRKUS REVIEWS https://tinyurl.com/tf4a6zs
  • THE OLDEST STUDENT is featured on BLACK ENTERPRISE
  • Read it here https://tinyurl.com/uprl33y
  • 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penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel.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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    PAT

    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 Amazon.com at this link: http://tinyurl.com/4tkng4k.

    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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