Author/Educator: Frederick, MD
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Web site: www.marybk.com
Blog: http://marybk.blogspot.com
Books: Author of over 30 books (mostly nonfiction) for children and young adults. Books for middle schoolers and YAs include Coping with Discrimination & Prejudice; Careers in Child Care; Are You My Type? Or Why Aren't You More Like Me?; Money: Save It, Manage It, Spend It; Margaret Mead: A Biography (2003).

Books for young children include a series of nine beginning readers on community helpers, and Busy Toes, a multiethnic picture book for ages 3-7 written with Claudine Wirths and Wendie Old under pen name C. W. Bowie. Busy Fingers is in press.

Fee: Metro MD-DC-VA: Single presentation, $300. Negotiable, depending on book sales. Willing to travel outside local area.
Availability: All ages, especially teachers, librarians and other adult groups.
Features: Topics include: For older adults, "Connecting with Your Grandchild through Books"; for teachers, "Quick and Dirty Ideas for Using Trade Books in Any Classroom"; and, for high school students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors, "Temperament Type: Understanding Yourself, Understanding Others." Anticipating publication of Margaret Mead: A Biography, I am eagerly preparing talks on researching and writing about the fascinating life of the 20th century's most famous female anthropologist. Specialize in interactive sessions (for example, Readers Theatre) and provide handouts, including follow-up curriculum ideas, as appropriate to topic.
Awards and Experience: Faculty member, Department of Special Education, Johns Hopkins University, School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. Doctorate in Education. Selected as one of "Distinguished Alumni" by College of Education, University of Maryland. I Hate School (Harper): Named by American Library Association on its lists "Best Books for Young Adults-1986" and "Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers-1987" and by National Council of Teachers of English in Books for You (recommended under "Self-Help" and "Easy Reading" categories).

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