Educate yourself about transgender issues by reading books, attending conferences, and consulting with transgender experts. Be aware of your attitudes concerning people with gender-nonconforming appearance or behavior.
Manga is an umbrella term for a wide variety of comic books and graphic novels originally produced and published in Japan. Unlike American comic books, which are usually printed in full color, Japanese manga are almost always published in black and white. Full-color prints are often only used for special releases.
Q: We keep a complete set of our books and records at our principal office and place of business. We keep some duplicate books and records at an offsite location. Do we have to list this offsite location on Section 1.L of Schedule D?
A: No. You do not need to list locations that hold only duplicate books and records. We need to know where our examination staff can obtain a complete set of your books and records. If books and records housed in multiple locations together create a complete set of your books and records, you must list each of those locations on Section 1.L of Schedule D.
Q: My advisory firm is a very large firm with hundreds of branch offices throughout the country. We keep most of our books and records at a small number of central locations. However, each branch office maintains some of its own records. Do I have to list each of our branch offices in Section 1.L of Schedule D?
Welcome to the "Support Indie Summer" Reading Challenge for children K-12! We are featuring picture book, middle grade, and young adult authors from Maryland Writers' Association and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. Scroll down to see the challenge books and their authors/illustrators, and to find links to Youtube readings, author websites, activity sheets, etc.!
To play along and enter to win a stack of books from the challenge, you just need to earn ten points and then visit by August 31, 2021 to enter the drawing. One reader will win all of the challenge picture books, one reader will win all of the middle grade books, and one reader will win all of the young adult books! Only one entry per reader, but multiple readers in a household can enter. The drawing will take place in early September.
About the illustrator: Brittanny Handiboe is an illustrator born and raised just south of Baltimore Maryland. She doodled in her picture books as a child because her dream was to simply add her own pictures to the words. That dream hasn't changed much besides, well, doodling in other picture books... sorry Dr. Seuss. As an illustrator, her works include Lullaby Land written by Rhonda J. Beard, Holly and Her Heart by Ella Kunce; and Zomi ABC produced by Man Cing is in the works! Brittanny loves to bake, play video games, and is a blessed wife and mom!
About the author: Julian Klazkin spent most of his working adult life as a lawyer for the federal government. To keep himself awake in the law library, he started writing children's books, and he hasn't stopped. A Bug, A Slug, and a Ladybug is his first publication. His second, Humbugs and Ladybugs, will be out in the latter portion of 2021.
About the author: Kim C. Lee is a children's book author and literacy advocate from Maryland. As a mother, she can attest to the importance of diverse representation in literature and the impacts that its absence and presence can have on children. Inspired to bring African American children's distinct perspectives and experiences to books, Kim released The Night Owl in July 2020 and Meet Frankie Jordan in January 2021.
From the author: I am a painter and crafter who loves everything about creating. I have always had ideas for children's books but never saw myself as a writer. I was inspired to write "Alfred the Angry Chipmunk" after watching and photographing the wildlife that visited the patio at a friend's cabin. Watching the hoarding of basic supplies in 2020 also contributed to the story. I am now working on my next book and have ideas for more. My next book, titled "Humphrey the Herding Shih Tzu" is in process and I hope to have it out by the end of 2021.
About the author: Beverly Powers is a speaker and does author school visits. Please visit her author page on Amazon for her other children's books includes her International Best Seller, The Fly and the Cheese: Say You're Sorry, The Fourth Little Piggy, Peaches Gets a Pet, and her soon to be released, The Fly and the Cheese: Face Your Fury. She also authored a Christian, romance, suspense novel called In Perfect Timing. It is the first book in her, Love Undercover series. Please visit my website for more information, speaking engagements, or author school visits.
About the author: Nocola received her doctorate degree in Teacher Leadership in 2011, but chose to remain in the classroom where she continues to share her love of learning with some of her favorite people, her students. During her 30-year career, she has taught all elementary grades levels from first to fifth. Nocola and her family are transforming their backyard into a mini homestead where they tend a garden and raise honeybees and chickens. Several future picture books will be based on the family time on The Hip Hop Homestead.
About the author: Frances Altman is an award winning author blending a career in communications, marketing and teaching. She began her career with The Chicago Sun Times, moving into public relations while writing children's stories. She has authored nine Middle Grade to Young Adult books, including four biographies. Historical events have inspired her recent books "Spirit Dog," " Mister Umbrella Man," and "Escape to Freedom."
About the author: Cindy Freland's passion is helping children learn about the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay. She has written ten children's books about the Chesapeake Bay and other special places in Maryland. Freland lives in Bowie, Maryland. She enjoys crafts, painting, walking, swimming, kickboxing, animals, beaches, and baking.
About the author: Debbi Mack made the New York Times bestseller list in 2011 with the first novel in her Sam McRae Mystery Series. Her other novels include INVISIBLE ME and THE PLANCK FACTOR, a thriller. Along with writing books, Debbi is producer and host of the Crime Cafe podcast, as well as a screenwriter. She lives in Columbia with her husband and the occasional cat.
About the author: Betty May is a writer, theatrical director, teacher, circus coach, and clown. She is the author of four published books: PAYBACK (middle grade, based on bullying), which is the prequel to CHANGING CORNERS (YA) based on racism in 1950s New York; TSKH (Tickle, Snug, Kiss, Hug) - Exercises and Tricks for Parent-Child Fun; and FACES Incarcerated Women and Their Struggle with the Criminal Justice System (New Adult Nonfiction). CHANGING CORNERS was written before the events of 2020; however, it is even more relevant now. The term "microaggressions" had not been coined in the 1950s, but Bobbie discovers them for herself as she begins to recognize the racist attitudes and actions that Phillis faces every day of her life.
About the author: Mr. Van Brunt is a lawyer. He moved around a lot growing up before settling down on a ranch in Nespelem, Washington on the Colville reservation. Today, he lives in the great state of Maryland with his standard poodle, Aloy. Mr. Van Brunt has published numerous young adult books, the best known of which is the Win the Rings trilogy. He has also published an eclectic mix of short stories. He has won awards for his stories and gained favorable recognition for his writing. In his spare time, he enjoys road trips, hockey, and anything to do with poodles.
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