Monday, March 19, 2012
Announcing my NEW Release - First Flag of New Hampshire
Now available through 4RV Publishing: First Flag of New Hampshire.
This is a MS/YA (Middle School/Young Adult) story set in New England. Believe it or not, I was inspired by the American Studies I took as a Junior in High School (1984-1985). It was a two period class that blended American History and Literature. I can still remember my teachers' names - Mr. Lord taught History and Mrs. Hussey taught Literature. At the beginning of the year, both of the teachers said it was a class you wouldn't forget, and I didnt. We did various simulations and on our first simulation, I was a member of the Continential Congress and it was our job to determine if we were going to declare our Independance from England. Surprise, Surprise, our Continential Congress did not declare war on England. I was very proud to be a tory judge that year.
We also went on a field trip to Newport, RI that year and visited the mansions built by the turn of the century nouveau riche, the Vanderbuilts and Astors to name a few. I fell in love with Newport that year.
American Studies is still inspiring me, even 25 years after the class.
It's the start of the school year and Alyssa has to take American Studies for college prep. She's paired with classmate Miguel DeSoto to find the first flag of New Hampshire, but the flag has only flown four times in New Hampshire's past. Can Alyssa and Miguel track flag through history before time is up?
BARNES & NOBLE:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-flag-of-new-hampshire-stephanie-burkhart/1039325547
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