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Just announced January 2012, New York Public Library listed my book on their top 25 Children’s Books 2011: Nonfiction. Check out this site:

More good news:
In December 2011, School Library Journal chose The Quite Contrary Man as one of the 100 Magnificient Children’s Books of 2011.

Nice comments from the blog of Natalia Ortega-Brown, a fifth grade teacher in the South Bronx, posted at her website A Picture Book a Day (

The Quite Contrary Man is a wonderful tale about man ahead of his time, who dared to stand up for civil liberties in a time when no one dared to be different. The author’s note at the end of the book offer the historical background and what happened with Beard Palmer later on in life. I found myself wanting to know more about him and wished the book had kept going. It can be used to open up great classroom discussions about civil liberties and civil disobedience. Excellent addition to any classroom or non-fiction library.


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