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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thank you, Rita Williams-Garcia!

Here's a big merci to the amazing Rita Williams-Garcia for joining us at readergirlz this month! Things we learned about Rita include:

1. She likes to wear her mother's "Miss Essie" hats!
2. She looks for inspiration in nature. "I look at a lot of art and trees. Yes, I can find answers in the trees."
3. She inspires all who read No Laughter Here: "The younger readers (11-13) love being trusted with the story and information. They claim themselves a girl warriors. And we have some boy warriors out there too!" Hooray!

We had so much fun this month!