Author Archives: madelyn

Hena Khan and Amina’s Voice

I first met Hena Khan five years ago at an event we did for an organization called JAM DC. (The JAM is for Jews and Muslims.) At the time, I had just released The Schmutzy Family and Hena had just … Continue reading

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Bird watching

I’ve been experimenting with a new camera and, for the most part, FAILING. But out of 10 attempts to take a photo of this cardinal, I did come up with one that made me happy. (The rest are blurry and … Continue reading

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Learning from Rejection

Wendy Shang tipped me off to this Tedtalk by Jia Jiang about learning from rejection. I’ve made my kids watch it. Now I’m making you watch it, too:  

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Achievement Unlocked

I got to spend Read Across America Day the way it’s supposed to be spent — reading to kids. But I also got the added bonus of meeting LeVar Burton, who has been a hero for many moons. Roots, Reading … Continue reading

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Georgia on My Mind: ALA Recap

My acting history is fairly short. I was a box of granola in a play about the four food groups. (I know there are more food groups now; I’m old.) I was a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I … Continue reading

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