The very special element of this book is the clever two in one story book where readers are quickly able to see the story from all the children’s perspectives – both the refugee children and their new classmates.
I hope that children will enjoy learning a number of things from my book. I believe that Kite to Freedom provides an engaging fictionalized historical perspective of how the Underground Railroad functioned. My book brings to life how Harriet Tubman used the Niagara Falls International Bridge to help slaves escape to Canada in order to live as free people…
Our author Johnny Payne is Director of Mount Saint Mary University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. We have a conversation with him about writing and teaching the art itself. Check out his novel Confessions of a Gentleman Killer to read his writing!
I am starting the Yule Book Flood tradition this week. I have chosen a special book for each of
my family members and friends and I plan to give them on Christmas Eve, just like in Iceland.
By next year perhaps I can turn this into the exchange it is intended to be (and receive a few gift
November was NaNoWriMo–that’s National Novel Writing Month. Normally a contest devoted to the creation and completion of a single novel in one month. Ever the over-achiever, City of Light Publishing’s Johnny Payne set out instead to complete 30 novels in one month! Each one consists of a single, singular sentence!
Howard the monster from The Monster in My Basement is part of a great history of monsters in kidlit. Learn about some of his other friends and what these friendly monsters in children’s books can teach children.
What does freedom mean to you? For many in these mask and vax pandemic times, freedom has come to mean “the right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” However, as we watch in horror as millions of Ukrainians fight for freedom or flee to escape conflict and find freedom, […]
The month of March is dedicated to celebrating women and their many contributions. City of Light has published books by so many woman authors and illustrators that it is a challenge to decide with whom to start the introductions. There are five women authors and illustrators and just one (very remarkable) man among just the four […]
Judy Bradbury in Education Week, Judy Bradbury (www.judybradbury.com) is a literacy specialist who has taught students from preschool through college. The author of eleven books, Judy’s most recent release, Empowering Families: Practical Ways to Involve Parents in Boosting Literacy (Routledge, 2015), details field-tested afterschool programs that encourage family involvement in bolstering children’s literacy. Judy speaks often at […]