Millie Richmond - Children's Author
Growing up in New England, I enjoyed an abundance of history and a variety of seasons. The winters finally got to me though
and I headed south, eventually settling in central Florida. For many years I loved working with and for kids
as a classroom teacher and as a Reading Resource Specialist in elementary schools.
Now I am retired and spend a lot of time swimming, writing, volunteering, writing, walking, writing, "junkin" and, oh yes, writing.
My Newest Book Release
Thank you for visiting!
What a wonderful visit I had at Seminole Elementary School in Okeechobee, Florida! The students had read my book Hildy and my visit was their culminating activity.
I was impressed with these super listeners and the thoughtful questions they asked after the presentation.
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Hildy, an upbeat, early chapter book, is a 2012 First Place Winner
Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Awards
Early Chapter Book
It is an AR (Accelerated Reader) book with a Readability Level of 3.8.
Two picture books followed:
Daddy's Gone and May I Have A Dog?
All books are available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com
During the early 1900's, life isn't easy for Jews living in Russia. Esther's parents seek a better life; her papa leaves for America, and his family follows later. Though sad to leave her village, Esther is excited to be moving to a place where girls are allowed to attend school.
With help along the way, Esther, her sister and Mama begin the trek to England. Enduring many challenges, they avoid the soldiers who would stop them. Once aboard ship for the Atlantic crossing, they believe their problems are behind them -- but they're not.
They arrive at Ellis Island, eager to plant the seeds of a new life. But their dream is put in jeopardy when another obstacle threatens their entry to America.
I invite you to experience this authentic slice of history through Esther's heart-warming story.
REVIEW by Kathryn Lynn Davis,
Award Winning & New York Times Bestselling Author
Papa's Promise is an enchanting, compelling, surprising and exciting novel that drew me in from the very first page. Richmond beautifully captures the feeling of a distant time and place by describing things that intrigue young Esther, and the unique, captivating images that embrace the world around her.
Paperback and e-book Available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com
Florida Writers Association 2014
Royal Palm Literary Award
Middle Grades Historical Fiction