Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Gratitude, Gratitude... and a D-39 Book Trailer!


Gratitude.
It's what gets me through the tough times. In DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD: Poems, Quotes and Anecdotes from A to Z, written by myself and Charles Waters, illustrations by Mehrdokht Amini, on the “gratitude” entry, we suggest, readers make a gratitude list.



My gratitude list today:

daffodils in the ditch

#lakelife

the fact that virtual visits allow me to connect with readers, but don't require (stressful) travel

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I'm also grateful to have my new novel coming in May! It's a middle grade dystopian verse novel called D-39: A ROBODOG'S JOURNEY.

 All that not-traveling time allowed me to play around with imovie and create—from all FREE video/photo/sound sources on the web!—a book trailer for my new book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it. 💗

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Irene Latham is a grateful creator of many novels, poetry collections, and picture books, including the coauthored Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship, which earned a Charlotte Huck Honor, and The Cat Man of Aleppo, which won a Caldecott Honor. Irene lives on a lake in rural Alabama.

3 comments:

  1. What an awesome trailer. This book sounds like a wonder as are all your books of poetry. Congratulations Irene. Yes, There is much to be grateful for.

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  2. Hooray for learning in the pandemic. I saw a tweet yesterday that made me smile...something along the lines of "look at this as a gap year, not a lost year. We've all learned new skills in our gap year that we will use when we go back to in the building learning."

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