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Dallas Book Festival at Dallas Public Library

2018 Dallas Book Festival Founded in 2006 as the Dallas International Book Festival, the 2018 Dallas Book Festival will mark the twelfth anniversary of the Dallas Public Library’s premiere literary event. The Dallas Book Festival is a community-based literary event promoting reading, literacy, and writing and featuring over 100 local, regional and national authors. Activities… Read more »

African American History Month

During the month of February, schools celebrate the achievements of black Americans and their role in history. This month I discovered Mae C. Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut. Mae, as a child, always had an interest in space. She attended medical school and became a doctor. After several years, Mae trained for NASA and… Read more »

HOUND DAWG

Hound Dawg is finally available. Yippee! The setting for this “Southern fried telling of The Little Red Hen,” writes Publisher’s Weekly, is down on a cotton farm. I grew up knowing about cotton farms in Mississippi, or so I thought. But while researching cotton, I discovered that it is grown in seventeen states. Gosh, I… Read more »

Cornbread Cook-Off Challenge

Think you have the best cornbread recipe around? Submit it to our Cornbread Cook-off Challenge for a chance to be featured in Patricia Vermillion’s newest children’s book, Hound Dawg, a Southern retelling of “The Little Red Hen”! Mail a copy of your recipe (along with your name, phone number, email address, and mailing address) to: Rebecca… Read more »

Cheryl Pilgrim

I would like to introduce Cheryl Pilgrim, writer and illustrator. Cheryl is the illustrator for my new book… Hound Dawg Texas’ version of The Little Red Hen “I ‘m an artist/writer from The Woodlands, TX where I live with my husband and a small collection of cats and dogs. I have a Bachelors and Masters… Read more »

Bracken Cave

Have you visited the Bracken Cave outside of San Antonio where over twenty million bats live. More bats live here than anywhere else in the world