Friday, June 18, 2010

A book announcement from author Richard Michelson

 A new release from Richard Michelson

Busing Brewster

by Richard Michelson 

with pictures by R.G. Roth

Dear Friends,
My latest book, Busing Brewster (Knopf, 2010) has just been published! I hope you'll consider ordering a copy from your local bookseller, or online. Autographed copies are available at the gallery or on our website.

BREWSTER IS EXCITED about starting first grade... until Mama announces that he'll be attending Central-a school in the white part of town. Mama says they have art and music and a library bursting with books, but Brewster isn't so sure he'll fit in.
    Being black at a white school isn't easy, and Brewster winds up spending his first day in detention in the library. There he meets a very special person: Miss O'Grady. The librarian sees into Brewster's heart and gives him not only the gift of books but also the gift of confidence in himself.
    This powerful and tender story of desegregation busing in the 1970s introduces readers to the brave young heroes who helped to build a new world.

"Rich Michelson, has succeeded, again, in writing an engaging picture book about tough race relations with great sympathy and interest."
The Odyssey Bookshop

ALSO Congratulations to Barbara Krasner and her wonderful new Jewish KidLit book review blog. I thank Barbara for making me the inaugural author interview.
Click here to read the interview.
Thanks to Kate Narita for featuring Across the Alley as last month's Classroom Book of the Week. 

Finally, check out
this interview on the Roddenberry site about my book, Too Young for Yiddish and collaboration with Leonard Nimoy on the audio version of the book.

For updates on speaking engagements, I encourage you to check my website and friend me on Facebook.

About Richard Michelson:

Richard Michelson is a poet and children's book author. He has lectured, and read from his works in India, Eastern Europe, and throughout the United States. He represented the United States at the Bratislava Biennial of Children's Books and has written for the New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, and other publications. He is the Curator of Exhibitions at The National Yiddish Book Center and owns R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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