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Janet Halfmann

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Born
St. Johns, MI, The United States
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Janet Halfmann is a multi-award-winning children’s author who strives to make her books come alive for young readers and listeners. Many of her picture books are about animals and nature. She also writes picture book biographies about little-known people of achievement. Recent titles include Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School; Grandma Is a Slowpoke; Animal Teachers; Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be?; Home in the Cave; Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish; Good Night, Little Sea Otter; and Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story. Janet has written forty fiction and nonfiction books for children.

Before becoming a children’s author, Janet was a daily newspaper reporter, children’s m
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Eggs, 1, 2, 3: Who Will The...

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Star of the Sea: A Day in t...

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Good Night, Little Sea Otter

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Seven Miles to Freedom: The...

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Home in the Cave

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Little Skink's Tail

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Grandma Is a Slowpoke

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Midnight Teacher by Janet Halfmann
"Bringing to mind the work of others who risked their lives to teach others to read and write, this brief biography tells the story of Lilly Ann Granderson. Life certainly wasn't easy for Lilly Ann, a slave who was born in Virginia in 1821 and then..." Read more of this review »
Midnight Teacher by Janet Halfmann
"Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School is an intense and moving biography of a remarkable woman. I won't give away the intriguing details, but at each turn in her enslaved life, she found ways to sustain herself and improve h..." Read more of this review »
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"This narrative biography tells the story of one courageous woman who stood up to social injustice and made a difference in the lives of fellow slaves. Back matter includes Afterword, Selected References, Quotation Sources, and Acknowledgements. Il..." Read more of this review »
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"This is a wonderful biography of Lilly Ann Granderson, who taught dozens of slaves to read and write while she was a slave herself. Granderson adamantly believed that education was integral to slaves gaining their freedom, and many of the slaves s..." Read more of this review »
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