Martin’s Great Words

Martin’s Great Words One of the privileges I’ve enjoyed through writing All About Martin Luther King, Jr., is speaking to children.  It is an honor to talk to children about Martin’s life and the grand ideas of equality and justice that shaped his life from beginning to end.  And when speaking to children, I always

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It was over a year ago when Blue River Press publisher, Tom Doherty, invited me to contribute to the All About series of children’s biographies. Specifically, he asked me to consider writing the biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But right away, he wanted to know if I knew anything about the Civil Rights

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Ten Point Coalition Indianapolis and MLK Jr.

Be a Part of Your Community! Non-Violence at Work Ten Point Coalition Indianapolis and MLK Jr. at Barnes and Noble – River Crossing Take this opportunity to learn what leaders are doing in the Indianapolis community. Come and meet Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition members at Barnes and Noble River Crossing on Saturday February 11, 2017. Coffee hour with

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All About Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most influential leaders in American history.  After completing his studies as a young adult, he dedicated himself to the Civil Rights Movement. His inspirations often came from Jesus, Gandhi and Thoreau. Dr. King was a motivator, and young readers will see as they read the pages

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The NFL Combine & The Color of Sundays

Note: With the NFL Combine taking place Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis, Andrew Conte, the author of The Color of Sundays, takes a look back at the importance of finding just the right players — and seeing the intangibles that cannot be measured. His book follows the story of Bill Nunn Jr., a talent scout for

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Clyde Lovellette Discusses Phog Allen

The following is an excerpt from the new book, The Story of Basketball Great Clyde Lovellette written by Clyde Lovellette and Lew Freedman, Blue River Press, 2015 Phog Allen was like a father to me. I couldn’t say I knew that would be the case when he was recruiting me from Indiana. I have two

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This Day in Phillies History – September 25, 1064

Let’s go back in time to this day in Phillies history, September 25, 1964 the following took place… Of all the losses during their collapse, the game on September 25, 1964 stands out. “It was like a World Series game,” said Braves manager Bobby Bragan. After two bad outings and then Chico Ruiz’s steal of home

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A Salute to Yogi Berra

The following are excerpts from Bronx Bombers: New York Yankees Home Run History by Lew Freedman, published by Blue River Press and distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group © 2015 Lawrence Peter Berra was born in St. Louis in 1925 and grew up in that city. His best friend was Joe Garagiola, another catcher, who became

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This Day in Phillies History – September 21, 1964

On September 21, 1964 the Phillies had a six-and-a-half game lead with 12 games to play when they met the Cincinnati Reds at Connie Mack Stadium. With skipper Fred Hutchinson battling cancer, Coach Dick Sisler was the Reds’ interim manager. Sisler had played for the 1950 Phillies, the “Whiz Kids,” who blew a seven-and-a-half game

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