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Elizabeth Partridge

About Elizabeth Partridge

Elizabeth Partridge is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen books, including Marching to Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary (Viking), for which she won the 2008 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. She is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults.

BGHB at 50: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Our eight- and ten-year-old boys were in bed, teeth brushed and ready. Over the years, our family had managed to hang on to nightly reading, slowly working our way up from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie through the unabridged Robin Hood and Huckleberry Finn. The dogs each curled up on a kid’s bed, […]

Narrative Nonfiction: Kicking Ass at Last

Between songs, Arlo Guthrie likes to strum his guitar and tell a story he learned from his father, Woody Guthrie. It goes like this: Two rabbits, a mama and a papa, are running full speed from a pack of baying hounds. Spotting a hollow log, the rabbits rush in and are immediately surrounded by the […]