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My experiences as a social studies educator, public television content developer, and social studies consultant gave me a solid background in education foundations. Parents from the greatest generation instilled a love of the past  and inspired me.  

A love of history evolved throughout my childhood and adulthood, and today I search for stories about people and events from the past to include in my books—focusing on previously overlooked stories.

My books have been recognized by the National Council for Social Studies, American Library Association, and International Literacy Association. C-SPAN's "Book TV" featured my talk at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. 

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