Presentations bring alive the story of Seminole Indian leader Betty Mae Jumper.
I was fortunate to meet her more than 20 years ago, gain her trust & establish a longtime connection.
She authorized me to present her story to young readers.
Women's history, history, literacy, & nature are some of the related topics for this story about persistance & possibilities.
Mrs. Jumper was 14 before she became literate in English & she had said she treasures her decision to seek an education among her many other achievements. She was the first woman elected leader of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, in 1967.
A few words to describe Jan Godown Annino:
Partial to sliced organic apples & organic hard cheese
Climbed a tree to read comics as a kid
Loves the bumper sticker:
Practice small acts of random kindness
Owes much to: Aesop, Lincoln, Twain, Hurston,
H. Crews, The U.S. Constitution & Ammendments
Would like to: walk from castle to castle with my husband, if there's a van to schlepp gear to the next night's moat & drawbridge
Reads banned books
Best music when I'm writing: March (as in marching bands) music & Lost Florida episode of of American Public Radio American Routes program.
Visited Stonehenge when you could still touch the monoliths - was amazed they allowed this & felt guilty, but placed hands alongside ancient stone, anyhoo
Is devoted to The Lichgate Oak & The Lichgate Cottage, Tallahassee
Favorite book about writing for our genres:
Joan Aiken's The Way to Write for Children
Favorite books about writing, generally,
Strength to Your Sword Arm by Brenda Ueland
On Writing by Stephen King
Touch Magic, by Jane Yolen
Member since 1993
Published In Children's Market:
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