KidsBuzz & Political Rant & Where you can find me this fall

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Random political thought: How is it that anyone could be upset about our President telling children to work hard, listen to their teachers, take responsibility for themselves and their actions, and stay in school? Did you read the speech? I don’t care where you fall on the political spectrum: how in the world are any of those statements objectionable? What is happening to our country??

::waits for blood pressure to fall back to normal::

That suitcase has crawled out of the basement again. I am eyeing it with suspicion.

I don’t have any booktours for at least a year, but I do have a couple of appearances coming up.

Sunday, September 13,  1pm   Brooklyn Book Festival. I’ll be on a panel with Greg Neri and Gail Foreman

First weekend of October – NAIBA Booksellers Fall Conference

Nov 6 – 8 – American Association of School Librarians Conference, Charlotte, NC

Nov 20 – 22 – NCTE/ALAN, Philadelphia, PA (There might be a couple of bookstore appearances in the Philly region, as well.)

Dec – banishing suitcase to the basement again.

I’m headed back to the 18th century. Am crawling through soldier’s diaries today. Stay in school, my friends. Apparently this is a radical and disturbing concept.