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I am so happy to share my new website with you! Be sure to click around and get lots of information about my books in print, upcoming speaking engagements and news! I would also love to hear from you, so be sure to contact me and send an email.

 

Susan Goldman Rubin

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

OCTOBER

30

Here are two of the pictures my host Jesse Gainer sent from Texas State University and the presentation we did last Thursday for the Tomas Rivera Award. The first shows me speaking to the 700 school children in the audience. The second shows me posing with the kids who portrayed Jose Posada and Frida Kahlo in a tableau of Diego Rivera's mural "Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park."

 



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SEPTEMBER

25

Finally had a chance to post some pictures from my book signing in Rockland, Maine with Jamie Wyeth!

 



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SEPTEMBER

24

On September 9th Candlewick Press announced publication of "Stand There!" She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

 



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AUGUST

4

A thank you to my niece Peggy who sent me this picture of my book at the National Gallery in Washington, DC

 



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JUNE

24

Great News! Everybody Paints! The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family is an Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far!

 

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JUNE

19

Listen to an audio presentation I gave about Freedom Summer, now available online!

 

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JUNE

13

Booklist Online has selected Everybody Paints! The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family as one of the top 10 biographies for youth. The feature was first published June 1, 2014 (Booklist)

The Chicago Public Library as chosen me as their author of the month for July. We will soon post an online interview and video greeting.

 

MAY

8

Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, is now available from Holiday House.

 

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APRIL

30

My lovely new friend Lisa, manager of 192 Books in NYC, took this picture of my board books in her window!



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APRIL

9

The 2014 Americas Award Committee has selected Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People as one of two Honorable Mention titles.

 

MARCH

6

Jean Laffite has been nominated for the 2015 Beacon of Freedom Award -- this is an annual children's literature award that focuses on early American history. The award is sponsored by the Williamsburg Library in Virginia. The winner will be announced in January 2015.

 

FEBRUARY

18

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to announce that Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People, was selected as the 2014 winner of the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award in the category of "Works for Older Children."

The Rivera Book Award was established in 1995 to honor the legacy of Dr. Tomas Rivera and to celebrate and promote outstanding work for young people that reflects the Mexican American experience.

 

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FEBRUARY

13

"They Call Me A Hero" is now available in paperback!

 

 

FEBRUARY

11

Today Diego Rivera was named to the Notable Books for A Global Society Book Award sponsored by the International Reading Association (IRA)

 

 

JANUARY

31

Everybody Paints!: The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family has received a starred review in the March, 2014 issue of booklist!. Also, Amazon is designating Everybody Paints as one its Best Books of the month for February!

 

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JANUARY

30

Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People is on the ALA Notable List for 2014!

 

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JANUARY

24

Great news! DIEGO RIVERA has made the 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, sponsored by the Children's Book Council and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

 

 

JANUARY

14

Today I received my first bound copy of Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Books will be available in eight weeks.

 

 

DECEMBER

19

Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People is on a list of "100 Magnificent Children's Books for 2013" compiled by Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library's Youth Material Collections Specialist, for her blog.

 

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JANUARY

24

Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People is on the list of Best Multicultural Books of 2013, compiled by the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature.

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

On Thursday, October 23rd, and Friday, October 24th I will be at Texas State University to receive the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award for DIEGO RIVERA: AN ARTIST FOR THE PEOPLE. I'll be giving presentations and doing school visits, and also attending the Texas Book Festival in Austin on Saturday, October 25th.

 

 

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