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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

I'm excited about the new picture book biography of Elizabeth Cotten, Libba. Elizabeth Cotten is best known for her song "Freight Train". She taught herself to play guitar and wrote the now-famous song by the time she was eleven. Playing and singing was deferred while Elizabeth Cotten made a life in segregated North Carolina. Then, in her 50s, she moved to Washington, D.C., and began working in a department store. It was there she met Ruth Crawford Seeger, part of that famous American folk-music family. She began working for them as a housekeeper and started playing again. ...

 






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Brainspace Magazine

Brainspace is a new addition to KPL's magazines for children 8 to 14 (or so). Brainspace is a all about interactivity with a variety of topics. There are articles and activities on a variety of topics, including one about NASA's OSIRIS-REx, the first spacecraft ever to travel to an asteroid to collect samples (launched in Fall 2016). The Winter 16/17 issue contains articles about math, history, space, music, geography, climate, biology, and the science of art. In addition, the Make It content offers templates to engineer unusual shaped boxes and a recipe for Oobleck, a non-Newtonian fluid named after the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, of course....

 
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