GO TELL IT! by Andrea Davis Pinkney

GO TELL IT! by Andrea Davis Pinkney

It’s all about stories. Stories that weave together and connect.

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“Right here, I’m sharing the honest-to-goodness.”— Loretta

“I’m gon’ reach back. Tell how it all went. I’m gon’ speak on it. My way.” — Roly

Folks claim I got more nerve than a bad tooth. But there’s nothing bad about being bold! —Aggie B.

 

It’s time to pull up a chair. Sit on down. Kick back. And listen.

Welcome to my family’s front porch, where “go-tell-it” stories flow like gold dripping from a honeycomb. Uh-huh, that’s how my people roll. We talk. We “put it straight.” We do not shy-back from any “conversating” that brings light to our family’s legacy of activism, agriculture, and determination.

As a child, it was through this oral tradition that I first learned about being brave and walking through dark times with your head held high. Each of my novels is stitched with threads from family stories. The Red Pencil, Bird in a…

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Roseanne Kurstedt Presents:KARATE KID + A Chance to Win a Copy.

I was honored to be featured on Darlene Beck Jacobson’s blog yesterday. If you missed it. Here it is. Thanks Darlene.

Darlene Beck-Jacobson

Today it is my pleasure to host my friend and fellow Children’s Book Author ROSEANNE KURSTEDT who will share some things about her awesome picture book KARATE KID.

Karate Kid Cover High ResolutionTwo Favorite Experiences through the Process

I have two favorite experiences. The first occurred during the creation of the story. As I was doing research, I wanted guidance from a senesi.  The master I trained with had moved away. I took Tae Kwon Do anyway so not sure how helpful that would have been since this book is about karate­, so I needed to find a Karate sensei. I reached out to a sensei at a local dojo and after briefly speaking on the phone, he agreed to meet. He was very helpful in validating and clarifying the information for me. He was so open and willing to help. He also agreed to host the New Jersey book launch for Karate Kid…

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An Evening of Celebration with a Kick at The Corner Bookstore

Thanks to my friend @RobinNewmanBooks. She not only attended but documented the NY book launch of KARATE KID.

Last night was the launch party for Rosanne Kurstedt’s latest book, The Karate Kid, illustrated by Mark Chambers (RP Kids). In a nutshell, it was KARATE-TAS-TIC!

“Solid color backgrounds keep readers focused on the book’s entertaining but accurate content, and the smoothly written text incorporates the mental component of the sport. . . . [A] solid introduction to karate.”Booklist

The Karate Kid (as you may have guessed) is an adorable kid goat who is a dedicated student of Karate (Karateka). And the book takes you on the kid’s journey as he learns his stances, kicks, punches, strikes, and blocks.

Here are a few photographic highlights from yesterday’s packed launch party:

If you were unable to attend last night’s festivities, you can catch Rosanne at the Easton Book Festival on October 26th. (I’ll be there too!) 

For more information about Rosanne, please click here

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