Thursday, July 5, 2012

Giveaway From Last Week

          I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day, with family and friends, watching fireworks and listening to beautiful music if that is what you like to do.  I spent the day with my daughter and family, visiting, playing with the grand girls, trying to beat our ever-present heat.  It was a good day! 
          I wonder if you have a favorite patriotic song, one that brings that tightness in your throat as you stand to sing with the crowd?  I love hearing all the armed services songs played and sung, and then seeing those who serve or have served stand for the rest of us to see and give our thanks to them for their service.  I am grateful and know that they, and their families, make great sacrifices for the rest of us.  In Colorado, the National Guard has lately been doing extra duty helping to fight the fires all over our state.  We are all grateful for them, and also for the seemingly tireless firefighters who've been working for over a month now to stop the fires.  So, on the 4th of July it was time to give special thanks for all those who keep us safe.

       Last week in this post, I shared about a new anthology for older middle-schoolers and high-school-aged adolescents, who are questioning their sexuality, feeling so alone, most often teased and bullied, wondering where to turn for answers.  That book was The Letter Q, Queer Writers’ Notes To Their Younger Selves, edited by Sarah Moon.  I also wrote that the publisher, Arthur A. Levine books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.  would send one copy of this book to a winner selected by July 5th from those commenting to this post.

       It is July 5th!  I didn't have many who left a comment, so put everyone's name inside a sticky note and then into this fancy box lid!  

 Ta Da!


         Congratulations, Deb of Coffee With Chloe fame.  I will contact you via e-mail, too, so you can send me your address that I can give to the publisher.

         I hope everyone will look for this book, The Letter Q.  It is a valuable one to help students discover and get support for who they are.

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  1. Yay Deb - you have a cool new book for your kids! And yay, Linda, for sharing this important title in the first place!

    1. Sorry there weren't more to give away, Tara! It is a great book!

  2. Thanks, Linda! This book is exciting for me. I can't wait to see it and share it with my kids!

  3. Hi Linda, it was our first 4th of July celebration here in the States, and we attended this relatively-tame concert by an alternative band, 3 Doors Down, in Downtown Las Vegas (I love its vibe more than the Strip, truth be told, I like its old-world, old-school feel). We also got VIP passes, many thanks to my husband's resourcefulness, so I felt like such a groupie! It's my ten year old's first 'rock' concert, and we had fun.


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