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Santa’s Izzy Elves (4 Book Series) by Dorothea Jensen

RWYK Interview with Kim Ballou – Author of “When Daronte’s Father Went to Prison”

Welcome back, listeners!

In today’s episode, the very first Reading with your kids certified Great Read author Kimberly Ballou joins us on the Reading with Your Kids podcast to talk about her award-winning children’s book, When Daronte’s Father Went to Prison and a study guide for her book that she has prepared exclusively for teachers.

When Daronte’s Father Went to Prison has helped a number of teachers solve that problem! And even better, the Grade 5 Study Guide is also now available–the work of lesson planning has been done for you! Check out the novel and study guide on Amazon:https://bit.ly/Daronte

TEACHERS, are you looking for a book that your reluctant readers WON’T turn up their noses at? the latest episode of the Reading with Your Kids podcast is for you!

 

Here’s more information about Kim Ballou

When Daronte’s Father Went to Prison” was written by Kimberly Ballou. Kimberly Ballou was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, the youngest of seven rambunctious children.  A bookworm from early childhood, Kimberly has an obsession to tell stories. That obsession led her to write her first play at age 9.  After graduating from Princeton University and spending years in the corporate world, she fled to the relative sanity of an urban classroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Her experiences in those classrooms and the heartbreaking stories she heard from her students drove her to write and publish “When Daronte’s Father Went to Prison.”

Kimberly now lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas with overflowing bookshelves filled with stories from all over the world.

Visit Kimberly Ballou’s website: www.kimberlyballou.com

Social Media Links: Facebook    Twitter

When Daronte’s Father Went to Prison

When Daronte’s Father Went to PrisonTen-year-old Daronte Williams likes basketball, playing video games with his father, and teasing his baby sister. His life changes drastically and unexpectedly one day when he stays home sick from school. He struggles to find his balance in an upside-down world. Can Daronte handle all the changes in his life, keep his family from falling apart, AND learn to accept some not-so-good things about his father? Can he uncover who he really is underneath all his sadness and anger? Only time–and new friendships–will tell.

Purchase:   Amazon

 

 

In this episode, you’ll find out

  • Introduction to children’s book  When Daronte’s Father Went to Prison by Kimberly Ballou 
  • What inspired Kimberly to write this book and what the book is all about
  • Kim provided us with some super interesting insights about her research on incarcerated parents that will surprise you
  • What does Kimberly hope readers will take away from this book?
  • What is the most surprising thing Kimberly has learned during the process of becoming a published author?
  • What is Kimberly currently working on, a message she would like to share with his readers and much more.

 

A big thank you to Kimberly Ballou for joining us and for sharing her wonderful, sweet little book with us!

 

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Super Excited to  Introduce“Santa’s Izzy Elves (4 Book Series)” by Dorothea Jensen. A fun picture book series that is guaranteed to add some magic to your Christmas celebrations!! Visit www.dorotheajensen.com to grab your copy today!

Santa’s Izzy Elves (4 Book Series) by Dorothea Jensen