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Book Launch with Frank Murphy!

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Submitted by kmorrison37 on Sun, 01/05/2020 - 7:30pm

Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we celebrate the release of "Frederick Douglass : Voice for Justice, Voice for Freedom" by Frank Murphy on February 12th at 5:00pm!   Frank will be talking about his new book and signing copies!   All are invited!!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Frederick Douglass was a keystone figure in the abolitionist movement, and his story has impacted generations of people fighting for civil rights in America. He was born to an enslaved mother and grew up with the horrors of slavery. In the course of his childhood, he was able to learn to read, and soon realized that reading and language were a source of power, and could be the keys to his freedom. Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote about injustice and equality, and his words profoundly affected the conversation about slavery in America. His activism will resonate with kids today who are observing and participating in our activist culture.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Frank Muphy is a teacher who writes and a writer who teaches.  His favorite subjects are teaching young writers and teaching leadership.  Frank has written several other books for kids, including  A BOY LIKE YOU, THE LEGEND OF THE TEDDY BEAR and BRAVE CLARA BARTON.   He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Visit him online at frankmurphybooks.com . 

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Frederick Douglass: Voice for Justice, Voice for Freedom (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524772352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 31st, 2019

Learn about the abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his fight for freedom in this Step 3 Biography Reader!


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A Boy Like You Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2019

Carolyn W. Field Award (Pennsylvania Library Association) - Honors Award

2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award List

2020 Amelia Bloomer List

Winner of the 2019 Eureka Gold Awards

Winner of Best of 2019 Kids Books - Future Classics Category


Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375830488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 22nd, 2005

Batter up! It’s 1919 and baseball is in trouble! All across the country, people are throwing down their bats, and giving up America’s national pastime. It’s up to Babe Ruth to win back fans and save baseball! Can he do it, or will he strike out?


Brave Clara Barton (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Sarah Green (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524715571
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 27th, 2018

A Step 3 beginning-reader biography of Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross Clara Barton!


George Washington and the General's Dog (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375810152
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2002

Children will delight at this little-known-story about our nation's first president, George Washington, that makes for perfect President's Day readers!


Legend of the Teddy Bear (Legends) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585360130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 1st, 2000

While nearly everyone has a memory of their own favorite tattered teddy bear, the details of the day President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear have been lost to time.


Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375806216
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 27th, 2001

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids will love finding out about this popular teaching tool that is still used in elementary schools today!


Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt! (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375869372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 22nd, 2015

A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about Theodore Roosevelt—America's 26th President—and his efforts to protect our environment and establish national parks. Roosevelt battled asthma all his life, and the list of things he shouldn’t do was long. But when people told him “you can’t,” he set about proving them wrong.


Thomas Jefferson's Feast (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375822896
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 9th, 2003

Whether they're preparing for President's Day or whether they just like to eat, children will find much to devour in this leveled reader about Thomas Jefferson's role in America's culinary history!