Linda Baten Johnson has spent hours packing and unpacking as she has moved more than twenty times. While rearranging furniture and rehanging pictures over the years, Linda successfully earned a master’s degree, worked as a Realtor, a teacher, and wrote nine books and more than fifty readers’ theater scripts. She and her husband love America’s National Parks and one volunteer assignment was hosting visitors at a lighthouse in Michigan where they lived in the assistant keeper’s cottage. Linda loves researching for her books, particularly the Young Texans Series which places children in the heart of historic events.
Read Aloud Tips
Extend the book by looking up new vocabulary words or topics.
Use expression when reading. Change your tone to fit the character and scene.
Use this book to foster conversation about the importance of Juneteenth, race, and the history of America.