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Madam C. J. Walker, First Female Self-Made Millionaire in U.S.

I am putting up some posts from the past about extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter By Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.) (photographers). [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons . Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove, the last of six children, on December 23rd, 1867, in Louisiana. Sarah’s parents and four older brothers and one sister were …

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Ruby Bridges, First Black Child in a White School.

I’m posting a few past posts on extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter By Uncredited DOJ photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Today’s blog is by the other fellow author of my book, Reaching for the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, the wonderful and talented Michaela Morgan: . The poem My First Day at School, …

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Ida B Wells, Early Fighter Against Institutional Racism

I’m posting a few of my past posts about extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter Mary Garrity Restored by Adam Cuerden – Based on image originally from NAEMVZELXQV2iw at Google Cultural Institute I wish I had more room to tell the complete story of this extraordinary woman. She was intelligent, she was brave, she never gave …

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

  I’m posting a few of my past posts about extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter Sister Rosetta Tharpe – AMAZING! Rosetta Tharpe was born Rosetta Nubin on a cotton plant in Arkansas, on the 20th of March, 1915, and died in 1973, in Philadelphia, after a long career as a musician. Her parents were cotton …

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Y is for Malala Yousafzai

Over the next few days I will post some of my posts from the past about inspirational people of colour. #Blacklivesmatter Wikimedia Commons This entry is by my guest blogger Michaela Morgan,  one of my fellow authors of Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, also by me and Jan Dean, published by Macmillan. This poem …

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Poems from a Green and Blue Planet

I was sent this beautiful gif which features a verse from my poem, Snow Fox, by Hachette books. Poems From Green and Blue Planet is out tomorrow in a book shop near you, on #NationalPoetryDay! I hope you are all going to share a poem with someone, any poem, or a truth poem (the theme …

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Be the Change – Global Climate Action Day

This is a scheduled post. Today is Global Climate Action Day – and I will be taking action by marching in Bristol with our young people to protest the government’s inaction, and all governments’ inaction on this issue. On the subject of sustainability, Be the Change has arrived, in the form of my, Matt Goodfellow …

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Bristol Hand-Made Book Fair – and Ed Boxall!

So last weekend was a busy weekend, what with one thing and another, but we did manage to squeeze in a little time to visit Bristol Hand-Made Book Fair which is always fun. And met up with the lovely Ed Boxall, children’s poet. Lola came too, of course! I came away with two of Ed’s …

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A to Z Challenge, A Feast of Poets and Poems, B is for Liz Brownlee

Sue Hardy-Dawson, Me and Roger Stevens after our NSTBA win The second post is me, because I handily have a surname beginning with B. I’m a children’s poet and National Poetry Day Ambassador, a role I take very seriously. I’m having to repost this blog from Poetry Roundabout, my website to showcase all children’s poets …

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The Poetry Book Shop, Hay

The Poetry Book Shop, Hay on Wye is apparently a very good place to find poetry – and children’s poetry. My friend Debra Bertulis went in today and found my book on the counter. CLEARLY a book shop of fine opinions and good sense of taste. Thank you, Debra for sending me the picture, and …

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