Millbank World Read Aloud Day

I enjoyed reading to Millbank. I think I’ll do another chapter for this year’s World Read Aloud Day. I hope you enjoy it too.

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March 5th is World Read Aloud Day. I did a special episode two years ago where I did recitations of poetry from one-room school readers. I decided to do another one. After some thought I decided the best thing to read aloud would be Millbank by Mary J. Holmes. Millbank is only novel mentioned by name in the Little House series. It’s in On the Banks of Plum Creek when Laura is trying to prove to Ma she doesn’t have to go to school because she can “read” by reciting from the book that Ma has read aloud so many times that Laura has memorized at least the beginning of it. While it seems that few people have even heard of, much less read,  Mary J. Holmes today, she was a famous writer of the 19th century.  Her books were best sellers and her house…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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