Dear Parents,

On___________________________________ we will be welcoming award-winning, children's book author, Darleen Bailey Beard.  Our staff and students are very excited.  We've been reading and discussing her books, visiting her web site, and getting ready for her visit. Check out her fun web site at:

Darleen will give an inspiring talk about how she decided to become a writer when she was only ten years old (she still has the stories she wrote with her spelling words and will show them during her slide presentation).  She'll be discussing her books, her current works, answering questions, autographing her books, and doing hands-on writing workshops, if time permits.

If you would like an autographed book for your student, please check below the books you'd like to purchase:

Annie Glover is NOT a Tree Lover Nominated for the Oklahoma Sequoyah Award as well as awards in TX and VA, and the Green Earth Book Award-- A chapter book based on a true story of a lady who chained herself to a tree. Chapter book. 


The Flimflam Man-- "A Best Book of the Year" by Bank Street College. Nominated for four state book awards.  Based on a true story in 1950, in Wetumka, OK. Chapter book.

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Twister-- "Thrilling"-- Publisher's Weekly. Starred and boxed reviews. Beautifully illustrated picture book. 

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Operation Clean Sweep--Nominated for the 2007 Oklahoma Sequoyah Award, as well as children's choice awards in KS & SC. Based on a true story in Umatilla, OR, in 1916, when women received the right to vote. Middle-grade novel. 

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Autograph to____________________________________________ (Please Print!).


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