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Author Sandra Lawson, The Best Baker in the World!, will be at Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23, OKC, Thursday, June 14 from 5-7:30 and at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 NW Expressway, OKC, Saturday, June 16 from 3-5pm.
Everyone loves to eat the homemade treats made by The Best Baker in the World, but when her baking turns into a business, things quickly get out of hand. With cakes piles high and her love of baking gone, will her friends and family ever get to enjoy their favorite sweets again?
Author Sandra Lawson is a native of Kentucky but relocated to Oklahoma 10 years ago. Sandra enjoys baking, sewing, scrapbooking, and quilting, but she is also a registered dental hygienist. She lives in Blanchard, OK with her husband, Tony, daughter, Emily and their 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Island Child: the Childhood of Barack Obama. This book by storyteller, Loralee Cooley and illustrated by Jillian H. Gilliland, is about the childhood of Barack Obama, the 44the President of the United States. It explores his life before age ten in Hawaii and Indonesia.
The book is a easy introduction to the life of a historic leader and a a reminder that everyone was once a child. Children will understand through descriptions of the child Barrack Obama experiences : moving to new places, being different, being in a single parent family, being part of a mixed race family, and trying to fit in this thing called life.
It's is written at a level which invites understanding for independent readers in grades 2 to 6. It could be used as a high-interest/low-level text and will definitely enhance studies of Hawaii, Presidents, Africa, Asia, families, or similar topics.
It is charmingly illustrated by chapters headers featuring symbols from Hawaii with silhouettes and images related to each chapter's content. It contains a sample recipe from Indonesia ,Chicken in Coconut Milk, as a way to extend the book and experience another culture. Other helps include a pronunciation guide for names and places, a bibliography, and a key to some of the symbols in the illustrations.