Rita Lorraine Articles 351
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penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel.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!
Hello Everyone! It’s November…can you believe it? This has been a strange and amazing year that has gone by in a flash. And yet, it has been a good year for THE OLDEST STUDENT. Read more
Dr. Andy Jacks reviews lifetime learner, Mary Walker, and the book THE OLDEST STUDENT. Read more
Two Traveling Teachers, Jessica Walsh and Maria P. Walther, discuss their current favorite two books. Read more
Captain's Log: Saturday, January 11, 2020. The first book signing for THE OLDEST STUDENT. All is well... Read more
The amazing story of Mary Walker, who learned to read at age 116! Read more
Hi Everyone, My SECOND multicultural nonfiction picture book is almost here. It is called THE OLDEST STUDENT: How Mary Walker Learned to Read, and it’s written for grades Pre-k-3. It i... Read more