Susan Lynn Meyer

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For Readers of Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Tin Can Drives

Tin Can Drives

A Guest Post by Educator Catherine Maryse Anderson

In the final chapter of Skating with the Statue of Liberty, Gustave and September Rose get “into a long line of kids carrying crates and bags full … Read More

Posted on 04/11/2017 08:00 am | Leave a comment
 

For Readers of Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Anti-Semitism in the United States in the 1940s

Anti-Semitism in the United States in the 1940s

A Guest Post by Catherine Maryse Anderson

 

Susan Lynn Meyer’s novel Skating With the Statue of Liberty opens in 1942 on board a transport ship bound for America. Gustave and his … Read More

Posted on 04/08/2017 09:12 pm | Leave a comment
 

For Readers of Skating with the Statue of Liberty: the Double V Campaign

The Double V Campaign

A Guest Post by Educator Catherine Maryse Anderson

 

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Double V Logo

Today we are surrounded by logos and slogans designed to capture our attention, draw us to a product, or encourage our participation in a … Read More

Posted on 03/09/2017 06:00 am | Leave a comment
 

For Readers of Skating With the Statue of Liberty: 
Immigration Restrictions During World War II

Today, we have something special: a guest post about SKATING WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY from a teacher from Portland, Maine!  Thank you, Catherine!

IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS DURING WORLD WAR II

By Educator Catherine Mayrse Anderson

Anne Frank, famous the … Read More

Posted on 02/23/2017 07:00 am | Leave a comment
 

For Readers of Skating with the Statue of Liberty: 1940s Songs

Most likely there are some songs mentioned in Skating with the Statue of Liberty that you do not know, unless you happen to be old enough to remember the year 1942.

Maybe you would like to hear some of them.… Read More

Posted on 07/22/2016 05:00 am | Leave a comment
 

For Readers of Skating with the Statue of Liberty: September Rose’s Father

Sometimes, when you write fiction, something odd occurs.  Out of the blue, it feels as if your work has become real.

This has happened to me twice before.  Once was after I had finished writing my first novel, Black RadishesRead More

Posted on 07/06/2016 05:00 am | Leave a comment
 

For Readers of Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Mr. Quong’s Hand Laundry

In Skating with the Statue of Liberty, Gustave gets his first job in America working as a delivery boy for Mr. Quong’s Hand Laundry.  This comes pretty directly from my father’s life–he too worked for the Chinese laundry across … Read More

Posted on 06/26/2016 06:21 pm | Leave a comment
 

For Readers of Skating With the Statue of Liberty: Automats

In chapter 22 of Skating With the Statue of Liberty, Cousin Henri takes Gustave and Jean-Paul to the Automat before they go to the movies.

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Horn & Hardart Automats were founded by Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart. Hardart, who … Read More

Posted on 05/10/2016 05:00 am | Leave a comment
 

My First Copies of Skating With the Statue of Liberty Arrive!

Something amazing has happened—the first copies of my new book, Skating With the Statue of Liberty came in the mail!Skating photo 1

 

As it happened, they arrived in the middle of a freak spring snowstorm, so it is really lucky that … Read More

Posted on 04/06/2016 12:00 am | Leave a comment
 

George Ella Lyon’s Mother to Tigers, Helen Martini, Joan of Arc Junior High, and Odd Coincidences

I had another “small world” moment today when I came across George Ella Lyon’s delightful nonfiction picture book, Mother to Tigers, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto (Atheneum 2003).

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This is another terrific picture book to buy for children who … Read More

Posted on 02/22/2016 05:00 am | 3 Comments