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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

The BIG Picture

behind the scenes...

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Ever wonder how historic events really unfolded?​ So do I!

That's why I love putting on my detective hat and searching

for clues to hidden heroes of the past. 

(Psst: forget your GPS. You don't

need it where we're going!)

 FLORENCE, ITALY 1966 

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When the Arno River floods the city of Florence, Italy, in 1966, it leaves behind slimy, sticky, smelly mud everywhere. A young girl watches as students from the US and other countries bravely trek through literal tons of filthy sludge to save Florence’s rare treasures. Their destination is the Central Library, where all the words filling all the pages of every book in Italy live, including her great-great-great grandpa’s. But the harsh journey there is nowhere near as challenging as saving the centuries-old, priceless, hand-painted books stored in the library’s basement.

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THE MUD ANGELS has appeared as #1 on one of Amazon's
HOT NEW RELEASES lists!

 BIG WIN! 

Click HERE for info

on Greenwald's 

international award!

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 AMA PRAISE! 

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 “...a group of visiting students—international

but many from Florida State University—voluntarily joined in relief efforts...

Greenwald’s

vivid descriptions

of the wreckage... 

volunteers’ dedication comes through clearly, too... Their effort was just part of a much larger one, but as the author notes in her more-detailed afterword, some of these “Mud Angels” came back 50 years later and were still treated like “rock stars.”

A true episode worth commemorating.

 A MUD ANGEL SPEAKS 

 BOOK TRAILER #1 

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Read HERE about my research and revelations re the Arno flood of 1966 in my guest-host blog for the Italian Language Foundation. Grazie to ILF for supporting this book and cheering me on! 

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 "COVER"ED INTERNATIONALLY! 

What an honor to see THE MUD ANGELS make the cover and be pictured in

the Table of Contents for

the International organization's

June/July issue!

 

The  FULL-PAGE article

is also an honor!

You can read the article HERE.

 FRA NOI FEATURE 

FRA NOI Magazine featured THE MUD ANGELS

in their summer print and online publications.

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 AMORE FROM ITALY! 

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What an honor to have an article/

interview by Intoscana's Marta Mancini featured, especially on the 57th anniversary of the Arno flood.

Click HERE to read it.

 

Please note: the article appears in Italian, but can be translated on the site (translation pictured below). 

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 KANSAS, 1887 

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A Vote For Susanna: The First Woman Mayor reveals the true story of what happened in 1887 when a group of men put a woman's name on the ballot as a "prank" to discourage all women from voting--as told

to a boy by his grandmother who remembered the incident.

8 MONTHS ON 4 of Amazon's #kidlit HOT NEW RELEASES
lists (includes pre-order sales through post-launch eligibility)
 
 

ORDER your copy HERE

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 GREENWALD MAKES ROLLCALL! 

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Every year, the Library of Congress Center for the Book features a book from each state and territories, creating an annual list of “Great Reads.” Books are chosen by their state library or LOC affiliate.

A Vote for Susanna, The First Woman Mayor has been chosen by the Kansas Center for the Book to represent Kansas for this list and at

the 2022 National Book Festival of the Library of Congress!

Click HERE for more info.

The State Library of Kansas is proud to name

A Vote for Susanna as the book

to represent Kansas at the National Book Festival

-State Librarian Ray Walling 

Library of Congress National Book Festival Center For The Book: Great Reads From Great Places Author Panel

 NBC'S GOOD DAY KANSAS 

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 BANTER IN BETHESDA MAGAZINE 

Bethesda Magazine March/April 2022

A VOTE FOR SUSANNA 

and Karen M. Greenwald

featured in

BETHESDA MAGAZINE'S BOOK REPORT

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Video clips-3.17.22 visit by
Good Day, Kansas!
to the Salter House Museum.
KMG inspired this piece! 

"Her [Salter's] story of unexpected & unprecedented events is told beautifully and in a child friendly way
by children’s author, Karen M. Greenwald."

-Jillian Carroll 

KSN's (NBC) Emmy-Winning Host,

Good Day, Kansas!

(after interviewing Karen M. Greenwald

on Good Day, Kansas!)

 MAYORS READ SUSANNA 

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Click HERE for Mayor Hodges' RAA/AVFS TikTok video. 

Click
HERE for Mayor Hodges' RAA press release re her partnership with Ivy Tech CC to give out 110 copies of
A VOTE FOR SUSANNA to local kids. 

Click HERE for Mayor Hodges' TikTok video showing her signing copies of AVFS for her four Read AA events.


Click HERE for Greenwald's Read Across America/women mayors press release.

 CRITICS SPEAK OUT! 

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A Vote For Susanna: named a 2022 Kansas Notable Book

The annual selection of 15 books celebrates the best in Kansas writing.

Click HERE for more info.

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An engaging work of narrative nonfiction that has clear applications in classrooms and school libraries. Recommended
for elementary collections.

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Our verdict: GET IT

 THE POWER OF KANSAS 

A Mayor And More...

Feature article about A VOTE FOR SUSANNA in 

Kansas COUNTRY Living Magazine (circ. 133,000)

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 SPECIAL THANKS! 


Special thanks to the following for featuring
THE MUD ANGELS and/or
A VOTE FOR SUSANNA, THE FIRST WOMAN MAYOR

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American Institute for Conservation

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