Kimberly Ballou (author) and Megan Mack (illustrator). When Daronte’s FatherWent to Prison. 90pp. Create Space. October 2017. PB $9.99. 9781975755027. Ages 8 to10. Hear author Kimberly Ballou read from her award-winning children’s title today onthe how the life of a young elementary child’s was turned upside down when his dad was incarcerated.
Author Ballou was moved to write this story, which is a compilation of multiple narratives from she and other educators have had in their classrooms that have been recognized for their troubled mannerism due to the sudden disruption of their otherwise idyllic worlds. Daronte is a picture book for the older elementary reader from grades three through five.
Tomorrow, please return for the long-awaited interview with author Kim Ballou. Learn her rationale as to why she was led to write this much-needed story.
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