Rita Lorraine Articles 350
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penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel.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!
Everything a teen needs to know about searching for a job in the food industry, including how to dress, how to practice for the interview, how to stand out from the rest, and how to keep the... Read more
Revamp of a 2010 interview with the great Walter Dean Myers Read more
Hi Everybody, Back after Lord-knows-how-long to share more notes from my Un-Editorial Notepad. Today’s post is called Show Some Respect (or) The Entitled Writer Syndrome. Read more
Well, hello everybody! Happy New Year. Wow, it’s been a long time, hasn’t it? Coming to you today with a little confession: I sun-setted this site (aka, went on permanent vacation) so I coul... Read more
Hello all, Just breezing through to apologize for not breezing through more often. But the thing is, things are mighty hectic and I need some time off! Read more
Are true writers who actually write disappearing? Read more