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Back Yards, Ethiopia and Children's Books

World travels in teeny accessories

I’m still trying to absorb all the places I went this year (so far) and all the people I met and all the different chances I had to talk about Lanie, about getting kids outside, and about Ethiopia, where I learned to love being outside.  American Girl created some charming teeny postcards and travel accessories for Lanie–remember the days when we wrote postcards instead of emails when we traveled?  There’s something so adorable about miniatures (as this outside girl thinks, too) .  But I do like having digital photography and easy ways to share pictures.  Recently, it was fun to create my own album with my various American Girl store stops…and Japan and Norway and other places:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=15777&id=100000602567895&l=be2d1afa5f

I’m taking a deep breath while I’m out in Portland visiting my mom.  Next stop…Boston for a talk and signing at the American Girl store (in late June).  Ethiopia in early July.  And Vermont in mid-July, where I teach in a program for people who want to earn an MFA degree and learn everything they can about writing for children and young adults.

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