Louisiana Book Festival…11 Gifts
I had the pleasure of being invited to the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge! Here is a list of what I feel are gifts I received by attending the Book Festival:
- Met my Pelican “family” in person
- Participated in the event with 250 other authors
- Connected with new author friends
- Got my 10,000 steps in that day
- Enjoyed the beautiful day, inside and out
- Tried gumbo and other Louisiana favorite foods (I love to eat)
- Learned about Louisiana culture by listening to family stories and children’s stories
- Shared the honorable service of the Sioux Code Talkers to a full crowd in the World War I room in the Museum
- Learned more tips about being an author and signing books from others
- Listened to one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard in my life because of how the message touched my heart. (Johnette 🙂 )
- Became inspired to write my next mid-grade, nonfiction book for children
So thrilled to work with Pelican Publishing Company… and Thank You, Jim Davis and crew for organizing the wonderful event!
SIOUX CODE TALKERS OF WORLD WAR II
by Andrea M. Page (Pelican Publishing Company 2017)
Order on your copy now!
Pelican’s website click here.
Read the Kirkus Review here.
School Library Journal Review
Gr 7 Up—This well-documented title vividly brings to life the story of John Bear King and other Sioux code talkers during World War II. What makes this nonfiction text unique is the painstaking detail the author, the great-niece of King, took to research actual coded messages in military archives and transcribe them into the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota languages….The book is engaging from start to finish, with a well-written text that is enhanced by period photographs and reproductions of significant documents. VERDICT A valuable work for teens studying code talkers and American Indian contributions to the U.S. victory in the Pacific theater.—Naomi Caldwell, Alabama State University, Montgomery
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