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An Honor for Azalea

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Awards, Azalea, Unschooled, Unschooling | 0 comments

An Honor for Azalea

I am very proud to announce that OCEAR (Oxford County Educators Association Retirees), a group of retired educators in Oxford County, Maine, has selected Azalea, Unschooled as part of its Maine Books for Maine Kids program. A member of the organization says: We developed our book project 10 years ago when we realized that our county libraries were lacking children’s books by Maine authors. We call our project, “Maine Books for Maine Kids”. Members from the different communities throughout Oxford County deliver the books to the 25 libraries in the county. We are pleased to have...

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Even Cooler

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here is the page from Islandport Magazine to which I am a proud...

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Here’s Something Cool

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Azalea, Unschooled, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Here’s Something Cool

I am proud to be one of the Islandport Press authors featured in the Summer 2017 issue of Islandport Magazine in their “Just One Question” column. I’m in good company, with fellow Islandport writers G.A. Morgan, Gerry Boyle, Dave O’Connor, Laura Freudig, and Hope Rowan. We were all asked, “Where is your favorite place to cool off in the summer?” I won’t give away my answer, but it involves a childhood friend, sprinklers, and an exquisitely timed comedy bit about the cloudless...

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See ya in Korea, Azalea

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Azalea, Unschooled, Unschooling | 0 comments

See ya in Korea, Azalea

My editor at Islandport Press has given me some good news: Azalea is going to be sold in South Korea! The book has already been sent off to translators. I am very curious as to how it will translate, both literally and conceptually. From what I’ve fished off the internet, homeschooling is legal only for expats in Korea. Children with two Korean parents are legally obligated to attend school until age 15. And formal schooling is highly valued in Korean culture. So the concept of unschooling, I imagine, is something of a...

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Summer Reading

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Azalea, Unschooled, Unschooling | 0 comments

Summer Reading

I was very happy to see Azalea, Unschooled on the Maine summer reading shelf at my local branch of the Portland Public Library. There’s something about summer and Maine…summer in general, I guess. It seems like a lot of kids’ books take place during the summer because it’s the time when the rules of ordinary life, the school year rules, are suspended. Funny that a lot of my book takes place in summer, even though it is about unschoolers, kids for whom the school year rules are always suspended. Maybe I just couldn’t get out of my conventional-schooling mindset,...

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