This week’s post by Heifer International shares a cowgirl’s story! After the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration ceased livestock shipments in 1947, the Heifer Project was on it’s own. Cattle attendants no longer received pay from UNRRA, and they no longer needed to join the Merchant Marine. The latter made it possible for women to participate. This is Kathy Moore’s story.
Amanda Wilkinson, reporter for The Elkhart (IN) Truth, tells the family connections that led Peggy Reiff Miller to write her children’s picture book, The Seagoing Cowboy in her article that appeared in today’s paper.
Ken Frantz will be present with me tomorrow at the Canterbury School Book Fair in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette tells his story in today’s paper.
Heifer International has posted the second of it’s April posts on the Unsung Heroes. Check out Merle Crouse’s story here.
The Children’s War is a blog “committed to helping young readers, parents, educators. and librarians discover well-written books that depict the ways in which war impacts the lives of young people.” This thoughtful review of The Seagoing Cowboy was posted today.
I grew up in Milledgeville, Illinois, and the local press there, Sauk Valley Media, just ran an article about The Seagoing Cowboy yesterday. Read it here.
Heifer International is posting a short clip from seagoing cowboy interviews every Tuesday this month. Check out this week’s post here.