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Read Across America 2019

Read Across America 2019

Written by: Dr. Melissa-Sue John Theodor Seuss Geisel, born March 2, 1904, was an American children's author, political cartoonist, and animator. He is known for writing and illustrating over 60 books under the name, Dr. Seuss. His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.  Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, myriad schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books. Although Dr....


Key Book Store

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Key Book Store

Key Book Store @keybookstore, an interactive bookstore, located in CT highlighted our CEO, Melissa-Sue John for #WritersWednesday. Name: Melissa-Sue JohnBio: Melissa-Sue John, Ph.D. is the author of the Olivia Lauren series. Her other roles include wife, mother, psychologist, and publisher. She is a Jamaican born, Harrison's Preparatory School and Holy Childhood High School alumnus. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from CUNY: Hunter College and her Master's and Ph.D.  from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Currently, she lectures at Quinnipiac University and works as a Research Associate at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. With her daughters, Olivia Lauren and Alyssa Simone, she developed a...


When in Iceland

When in Iceland
Olivia Lauren visits Iceland. Find out all about the trip, dos and donts, pros and cons, and book recommendations.

Imani Ariana invited to Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space museum

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Imani Ariana invited to Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space museum


Red Clover Author of the Week: Melissa-Sue John

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Red Clover Author of the Week: Melissa-Sue John

Melissa-Sue John is a social psychologist by training,  who also started and runs a small publishing company. The company, Lauren Simone Publishing, named after her two daughters, focuses on  promoting diverse books, in which all children regardless of race, gender, or special needs can find representation. Lauren Simone publishing also highlights youth talent with 7 youth authors and 5 youth illustrators.  Red Clover Reader is fortunate to feature three books from Lauren Simone Publishing, two from youth authors: “I May Be Different But We Can Still Be Friends” and “Disco Balls of the Universe” and one from Melissa-Sue’s Olivia Lauren...