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MAKING HISTORY 

Looking for the latest buzz? Want to read all about it? Watch a news clip?
You've come to the right place! 

 WOMEN MAYORS SHARE SUSANNA'S STORY 

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Click HERE to watch Mayor Hodges' Read Across America/A VOTE FOR SUSANNA (AVFS) TikTok video. 

Click
HERE for Mayor Hodges' Read Across America press release re her partnership w/Ivy Tech Comm Col. to give out 110 copies of AVFS. 

Click HERE to watch Mayor Hodges' TikTok where she's signing copies of AVFS to give local students/libraries on Read Across America day.

Click HERE for Karen M. Greenwald's Read Across America press release.

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 2021 "BOOKS OF THE YEAR" LIST 

 KIRKUS REVIEW 

"Our verdict: GET IT"

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 SLJ - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL 

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VERDICT: An engaging work of narrative nonfiction that has clear applications

in classrooms and school libraries. Recommended for elementary collections

“Ed wants to know if boys can bake cakes, too, or if baking is only for girls. His grandmother Dora tells him the story of Susanna Salter, a woman who defied the gender norms of her era and became the U.S.’s first female mayor when she was elected in Argonia, Kansas in 1887. The book ends with a surprising twist. Students will appreciate the straightforward language and engaging images. The colorful illustrations are appealing enough to intrigue curious readers. Historical details in the images support comprehension of the narrative and anchor students in an unfamiliar place and time. Teachers will appreciate the author’s message and theme. There is also a clear application with social studies and history standards. The book is based on solid historical research and the research method is discussed in the back matter; librarians even get a mention! The back matter also includes images of and more information about Salter.”

 BANTER WITH BETHESDA MAG 

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Bethesda Magazine March/April 2022

A VOTE FOR SUSANNA and Karen M. Greenwald featured in

Bethesda Magazine's BOOK REPORT

"There are many women througout history

who have laid the foundation for our lives and the opportunities that we have today, and yet so many

of their stories are unknown," says Greenwald.

 A KANSAS COMPLIMENT! 

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

Emmy winning Good Day Kansas! host Jillian Carroll, chatted with author Karen M. Greenwald about A VOTE FOR SUSANNA, the surprising history, and historic Kansas sites you can still visit today! 

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"Her [Salter's] story of unexpected and 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 (Nov '21)

 

 NY STATE FED DEMOCRATIC WOMEN LUNCHEON 

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 SEEN AND HEARD 

 BLOG TOUR / ARTICLE LINKS 

 NAMED "SHARE MY LESSON" PARTNER! 

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I am proud to announce that I have been named PARTNER on the AFT's SHARE MY LESSON platform!

 

Visit KMG's Partner page HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share My Lesson is a community of teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, specialized instructional support personnel, higher education faculty, and parents and caregivers who contribute content, collaborate, and stay up to date on the issues that matter to students and educators everywhere.

 

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  • GIRL SCOUTS OF NASSAU COUNTY shared AVFS information with their Online Learning Community. Thank you, GSNC!

  • InterviewPlus Giveaway/Laura Roettiger, Author (blog)

  • Girls, Inc. shared information about AVFS in their "Learning New Channel" for their 82 affiliates. Thank you, Girls, Inc!

  • Article Featured in TS News, Kansas (sub. req'd)

  • Interview, blog of Lydia Lukidis-Plus Giveaway

Everyone from elected politicians and a true "Spin Doctor" (lyricist/lead singer of famed band Spin Doctors) to multiple "Shark Tank" deal-makers, KSN's (NBC) Good Day Kansas Lifestyle & Entertainment TV Show, award-winning documentarians, national and local museums, #kidlit award-winners, libraries, 4H, the Kansas Historical Society, and the Kansas League of Women Voters have been showing some serious social media love to A VOTE SUSANNA THE FIRST WOMAN MAYOR 

Be sure to follow @karenmgreenwald on Twitter and check this website for updates.

Treva Hodges, PhD.
1st Woman Mayor of Charlestown, IN​

"One of my new favorite books!" ; "Susanna’s story is a wonderful tale of success in the face of adversity. Karen Greenwald’s translation of Susanna’s win into a children’s book helps us remind our young girls and boys that everyone can stand up to bullies. It’s inspiring to see.”

Farrah N. Khan
1st Woman Mayor of Irvine, CA​

"A Vote for Susanna is the story of so many of us that have broken barriers to be elected Mayors. As the first woman of color and Muslim Mayor for our city and region, being the first is just the beginning, it’s keeping the door open so others can have a seat at the table too."

Anne McEnerny-Ogle
1st Woman Mayor of Vancouver, WA​

"A Vote for Susanna, The First woman Mayor is an appealing true-life story that inspires all of us to aim higher while demonstrating the actions of how to reach those heights."

Jennifer Fitzgerald
Mayor of Fullerton, CA 2016, 2020​

"As a former mayor, I'm thankful Karen has told this important story about this trailblazing woman who was America's first Mayor."

Melina Carnicelli
1st Mayor of Auburn, NY, 1999
Founder of 1st Amendment-1st Vote

"Since I'm the first, and unfortunately only, woman so far to be Mayor of my city, my heart took a flutter with joy over, A Vote for Susanna: The First Woman Mayor."\ A must read for all who envision gender parity in U/S. elected offices."

PREVIOUSLY...

 KANSAS DAY 2022 

Wichita School District's EDVENTURE DAY celebrating KANSAS' BIRTHDAY! 100's of classrooms across the country (K-8) tuned in to learn about SUSANNA SALTER and the SALTER STAMP CAMPAIGN!

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 KANSAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 

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Proud to announce that A VOTE FOR SUSANNA has been selected by the KS HISTORICAL SOCIETY to be sold in their museum shops, online store, & featured in HISTORY TIME NEWSLETTER for Educators
AD ASTRA PER ASPERA!

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Read it HERE, then purchase your copy from the KHS Museum Shop link in the newsletter!Susanna Salter's journey truly embodies the KS spirit!

 NWHM BRAVE GIRLS 11.10 

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BRAVE GIRLS VIRTUAL STORY TIME. Calling all Brave Girls! Join author Karen M. Greenwald for a live reading with Q&A of her book, A Vote For Susanna: The First Woman Mayor, in observance of Election Day.

 NWHM BOOK LAUNCH 10.1! 

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A HUGE "Thank you!" to the National Women's History Museum for making A VOTE FOR SUSANNA part of their very first Brave Girls Virtual Story Time Book Launch! It was a fantastic afternoon!

 

 

 

 

 

What an honor to share and celebrate this day with Nancy Churnin (Dear Mr. Dickens) and Songju Daemicke (Tu Youyou’s Discovery: Finding a Cure for Malaria. 

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 PICTURE BOOK MINI SUMMIT 8.31! 

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Many thanks to Julie Hedlund, Emma Walton Hamilton,

Katie Davis, Laura Backes, Jon Bard, and Kelli Panique for this incredible evening! What a great way to introduce A VOTE FOR SUSANNA, THE FIRST WOMAN MAYOR!