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African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel.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