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Monday, September 15, 2014

Hofstra University's Italian Festival

Yesterday, I attended Hofsta's Italian Festival.  It was a beautiful day for a festival.  The food, music, and people were all wonderful.  Sofia's Stoop Story was well received.  And I met so many wonderful people.  I even met another LaPlaca whose family is also from Petralia Soprana, Sicily.  What a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I am over the moon!!!

I am over the moon!!! Thank you to all of my friends and family for your support. Thank you to Francine Poppo Rich of Blue Marlin Publications for publishing my book and for choosing such talented illustrators. And a special "thank you" to Learning Magazine and their committee of teachers who selected Sofia's Stoop Story: 18th Street, Brooklyn! 

My Uncle Frankie must be beaming.  He told my cousin, Liz, shortly before he passed away, that I was going to make him famous.  I certainly hope so!

Sofia's Stoop Story won the 2015 Teachers' Choice Award from Learning Magazine

Blue Marlin Publications

We are proud to announce Sofia's Stoop Story has won the 2015 Teachers' Choice Award from Learning Magazine. Congratulations to Maria LaPlaca Bohrer, Lou Fancher, and Steve Johnson for creating a magnificent teaching tool for teachers! And teachers...don't forget that you can download a free lesson plan by clicking on this link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:Sofia's%20Stoop%20Story (5 photos)
Blue Marlin Publications's photo.
Blue Marlin Publications's photo.
Blue Marlin Publications's photo.
Blue Marlin Publications's photo.