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MAKING HISTORY

Looking for the latest buzz? Want to read all about it?
You've come to the right place! 
Here are some of my latest events, interviews, and newsworthy moments!

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 BOOK NEWS: ANGELI DEL FANGO! 

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.

PRE-ORDER your copy HERE

or support your local indie! 

THE MUD ANGELS 4.4.24

REGISTER HERE FOR THE VIRTUAL LAUNCH EVENT!  

Huge grazie mille to "Celebrarian":)

John Schu for helping me reveal THE MUD ANGELS 

cover in style!Read our full chat on his blog HERE.

 LIBRARY LOVE 

An uplifting story about visiting students pitching

in...to save part of Florence’s history. Beautiful illustrations show the city,

both in its splendor and in its filth,

and its people as

they cycle through joy to despair

and finally, hope."

-YOUTH SERVICES BOOK REVIEW

        (Mass. Librarians review)

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on

the top of our “to read” piles? 

Yes!

To whom would you

recommend this book? 

Children ages 6-12, especially

if they are in need of inspiration

or uplifting stories.

 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.

 IMPARARE A PARLARE ITALIANO 

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Award-winning author Karen M. Greenwald's (@karenmgreenwald) new book "The Mud Angels: How Students Saved the City of Florence" is almost here! When

the Arno River floods the city of Florence, Italy in 1966, it leaves slimy, smelly mud everywhere. A young girl watches students from around the world, many from the US, help save the town’s rare treasures, earning themselves the nickname Gli Angeli del Fango, the Mud Angels. Learn more about this new release, available 4/4/24, by reading Karen's post exclusively for the Italian Language Foundation's blog by visiting italianlanguagefoundation.org/blog!

#TheMudAngels #GliAngelidelFango

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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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 CHATTING WITH A GURU! 

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Check out what I shared with the kidlit guru herself, the fabulous Debbie Ohi. We cover my passion for kidlit charities, advice for young writers, and what inspired 
A VOTE FOR SUSANNA, THE FIRST WOMAN MAYOR!
Click to
HERE to read the full INTERVIEW.

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 WINNING WITH EDUCATION MRKTG! 

The Summit MEA is a 28 yr old international

award celebrating marketing acumen worldwide.

 

COUNT THE COMPETITION

1900 companies from 14 countries.

 

SIZE TO FIT

Companies ranging of all sizes and earnings (from small agencies to Bank of America & AmericanEagle.com)

 

CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO 

Winners excel in changing, influencing, and/or reinforcing audience knowledge, attitudes, or beliefs.

 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HONORS 

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

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 Library of Congress 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!

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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 

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 A VOTE FOR SUSANNA NAMED KS NOTABLE BOOK! 

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“The 2022 Kansas Notable Books list recognizes 15 books written by Kansans or about Kansas,” said Ray Walling, Acting State Librarian. "Readers can be transported back in time to the 1887 election in Argonia or to... This year’s titles include something for everyone..."

The KS Notable Books list features 15 books, published the previous calendar year, which are about or set in KS, or written by a KS author. This year’s committee includes reps' of public/

university/school libraries, teachers, academics, & writers. 

KS Notable Books authors will be awarded medals at the Kansas Book Festival at Washburn Univ. (9.24). Kansas Notable Books is a project of the KS Center for the Book (KS affiliate, LOC Center for the Book). For the full press release, click  HERE.  

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 PICTURE BOOK POWER PLAYER 

A Mayor And More...

Feature article about A VOTE FOR SUSANNA in 

Kansas COUNTRY Living Magazine (circ. 133,000)

 TRAILBLAZERS EVENT FOR GREENWALD 

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Join us for a virtual discussion on the story of Susanna Salter and hear from highly acclaimed author Karen M. Greenwald about her book, A Vote for Susanna. You will also be inspired by hearing from Jade Piros de Cavalho, Mayor of Hutchinson, KS, and Mary Messner, Executive Director of Madam President.

 

This exclusive event is reserved for Trailblazers ($1,200+ annual donors) Changemakers (monthly donors) and Ambassadors.

 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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 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 throughout 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.

 GOOD DAY FOR A CLOSE-UP 

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Video clips-3.17.22 visit by Good 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 DEM. WOMEN'S LUNCHEON 

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 AVFS BLOG TOUR / ARTICLE LINKS 

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

  • Interview, Plus Giveaway/Laura Roettiger, Author (blog)

  • Interview, blog of Lydia Lukidis-Plus Giveaway

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

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

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 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.

 NON-PROFIT GIRLS, INC. 

Girls, Inc is including

A VOTE FOR SUSANNA, THE FIRST WOMAN MAYOR

on their Program News Channel! This story will

be available to their 82 US & Canadian orgs!

Their motto is, "inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and

bold." These qualities reflect the actions of Susanna Salter!

So honored! Thank you,@girls_inc

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 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 

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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! 

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! 

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