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Karen Cushman, Author
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Author of historical fiction for children and young adults
Author of historical fiction for children and young adults

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Because of this summer's scorching heat wave, "Lost sites have been turning up all over Britain and Ireland, ploughed flat at ground level but showing up as parch marks from the air, in areas where grass and crops grow at different heights, or show in different colours, over buried foundations and ditches." Here's more: http://bit.ly/2MkEwz7
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Is Catherine Called Birdy a part of your curriculum? This Bookstorm includes book pairings on a wide variety of topics such as journals, The Crusades, arranged marriages, and fleas! http://bit.ly/2KRvjIZ
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In 2016, English Heritage petitioned the Olympic Committee to have jousting recognized as an event. ESPN "the Ocho" broadcast jousting yesterday. Here's a bit of the history of this sport. https://bbc.in/2vxPy9B
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I am honored that my books are being used in mother-daughter book groups. One mother told me her daughters like that Birdy and Alyce, Lucy and Matilda, are real girls like them, not princesses, and by talking about the characters' problems, they are talking about their own. There, I think, is the benefit of mother-daughter book clubs: talking together. Need a discussion guide? http://bit.ly/2Kv8Vot
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Reading is Fundamental features 3 differentiated book extensions for The Midwife's Apprentice, which can be completed onscreen, printed, or downloaded. http://bit.ly/2vs2c9p
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Searching for Richard III: How they conduct archaeological digs in urban environments. If you like diggers and puzzles, this one's for you. (video: 4 min.) https://youtu.be/rRwU6Gcj_nE
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Discovered on Atlas Obscura: "The Best Notes Atlas Obscura Readers Found in Used Books" http://bit.ly/2uKLylD
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The first review is in and it's a thumbs-up from Booklist, "this book is an inviting choice for kids entering middle school and a good way of discovering writers they might enjoy." Read more: http://bit.ly/2muZTyd
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Dress, eat, and act medieval! It's summertime so that means there's probably a Renaissance Festival near you. http://bit.ly/2L2DwPr
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Women's Equality Day on August 26th will celebrate the 98th anniversary of women's suffrage in the US, the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. NYPL recommends these books, for all ages, on "Women, Activism, and Inspiration." https://on.nypl.org/2N7SpMM
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