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Bette A. Stevens

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in Suffren, NY, The United States
November 19

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Inspired by nature and human nature, author Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys writing, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and families, for childhood literacy and for the conservation of monarch butterflies (milkweed is the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).
Bette A. Stevens is the author of award-winning picture book AMAZING MATILDA; home/school resource, The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her debut novel, DOG BONE SOUP.

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Bette A. Stevens Hi, Thomas. My teaching experience definitely helped lead to the focus of bullying, not just by children, but by adults as well: poverty and prejudice…moreHi, Thomas. My teaching experience definitely helped lead to the focus of bullying, not just by children, but by adults as well: poverty and prejudice is a theme that remains front and center for me and I so appreciate you taking the time to chat and to value the book as a teacher. The short story prequel to Dog Bone Soup -- PURE TRASH was written specifically to open up discussion in the classroom. I taught grades 4-8 in California and Virginia (in three different socioeconomic communities) and found that the poor are relegated to an uphill struggle everywhere. That's why it's so important for adults to have their eyes open to fact that they do make a difference in the lives of children, whether it be for good or harm. I fear that I just found your question today and am so sorry about being late in responding. I am so glad to hear that you are a teacher and to know that you are making a difference in the lives of all of your students for the good. Thanks and blesssing, Bette (less)
Bette A. Stevens Not about me... but about many I've met through the years! Want to get those 'secrets' out in the open and perhaps make a difference in the lives of k…moreNot about me... but about many I've met through the years! Want to get those 'secrets' out in the open and perhaps make a difference in the lives of kids who are bullied and intimidated because they are poor. Although DOG BONE SOUP takes place in the 1950s and 60s, poverty and prejudice is a theme that needs attention in our generation too! Thanks so much for asking, Catherine. (less)
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Celebrate the Great Monarch Butterfly Migration & Help Protect this Endangered Threatened Species!

  STATUS UPDATE: As of Juy 25, 2022—Monarch butterflies are on the Endangered Threatened Species “Red List.” Their status was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature last week, but we still await a status change from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Some of the largest contributing factors include significant loss of […]
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“Bookworms aren't people who love to read. They are people who treat books as treasures. Anonymous”
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“Matilda”
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“That the good that we do might live on after us, while the evil lies interred with their bones.”
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Bette Stevens Sheri wrote: "Welcome Bette! Please spread the word also about my Award-winning Book "Cassie's Marvelous Music Lessons" and the upcoming early chapter book. For boy or girl, ages 3-8,

Best,
Sheri

Available on..."


Will do, Sheri!


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Bette Stevens Martha wrote: "Great to be connecting with you Bette :)
Sincerely
Martha Perez"


Martha wrote: "Great to be connecting with you Bette :)
Sincerely
Martha Perez"


Same here, Martha. Have a great day!


Martha Perez Great to be connecting with you Bette :)
Sincerely
Martha Perez


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Sheri Poe-Pape Welcome Bette! Please spread the word also about my Award-winning Book "Cassie's Marvelous Music Lessons" and the upcoming early chapter book. For boy or girl, ages 3-8,

Best,
Sheri

Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

www.sheripoe-pape.com


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Bette Stevens Great to be connected! Thanks for the note...I've entered your Giveaway. Have a fantastic week, my new friend!


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