YA Eco Mysteries, Memoirs, Novels & Travel
This year, I celebrated Earth Day at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in a special way.
I shared the story of my real life adventures while doing research for my eco mystery, The Adventures of The Sizzling Six: Operation Terrapin Rescue. Read More...
After viewing Aviva Kempner’s documentary “Rosenwald,” currently showing at the Edge 12, Crestwood Festival Center, in Birmingham, Al, I was moved to write a review.
Historic Alabama Theater, Birmingham (Boris Datnow)
Kempner begins her documentary by asking, “Who is the white man prominently framed on the wall of numerous black schools located throughout the American South?” Most viewers will not recognize the man in the photograph, and therefore will be astounded by the magnificent legacy of former Sears & Roebuck CEO Julius Rosenwald, high school dropout, brilliant entrepreneur, and inspired philanthropist. Read More...
On a day filled with sunshine, it was my pleasure and privilege to attend the celebration recognizing the three schools and a university as Alabama Green Ribbon Schools Award Winners for 2015.
Shirley Farrell, State Dept. of Education, with Liz Ellerson of E.A.T. South (Boris Datnow)
Congratulations to the winners:
Bluff Park Elementary School, Hoover City Schools
Lincoln Elementary School, Talladega County Schools
Lincoln High School, Talladega County Schools Read More...
Armchair Travel with iBooks
Today the Internet offers a huge resource for travel inspiration. Just by searching for “Travel Blog” or “Armchair Travel” sites like goodreads.com pop up, listing a wide variety of travel books. These include popular travel writers like Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux, and even Alexander McCall Smith, author of the N. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which takes place in Botswana. For more suggestions on favorite armchair travel writers visit: Take Me Armchair Traveling Read More...