Tag Archives: Mary Pickersgill

My break is over

Dear Readers, I’ve taken a long break from blogging to work on a new book. Star Spangled: The Story of a Flag, a Battle, and a Song, is due out next year and targets ages 10-14, but will be of … Continue reading

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Happy Flag Day – Mary, not Betsy

June 14 is Flag Day in the United States. It commemorates the day  in 1777 when Congress adopted the national flag. It’s not a federal holiday and most communities don’t hold celebrations, though many people fly a flag. I’m repeating … Continue reading

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