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Writers Against Racism: (A Fun) 2012 Pura Belpre Honor

After the day I had, e-mails like THIS make my day. Thank you, Samantha Vamos! “I love love love what he did. He’s just something else! Rafael [Lopez]made a video of his reaction to winning a 2012 Pura Belpre Honor.” Take a look…this is ‘AWEsome’ at its best. www.samanthavamos.com “Before You Were Here, Mi Amor”  (Viking) […]

Writers Against Racism: Happy Mother’s Day – My Book Pick

Happy Mother’s Day, Moms! Author Samantha Vamos will be visiting my school in the fall and I am thrilled to facilitate the visit. Here’s my Mother’s Day children’s book pick – Before You Were Here, Mi Amor. What’s yours? E-mail me: abowllan@mediasourceinc.com Follow me on Twitter: @abowllan Find me on Facebook!

Writers Against Racism: Inspiration for “The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred”

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How Samantha Vamos ‘Cooked Up’  The Cazuela The idea for The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred occurred to me one wintry, weekend morning.  I was in the kitchen gathering ingredients to make pancakes and discovered that I lacked both milk and eggs.  At the time, my husband and I lived in Chicago, Illinois and […]