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KidLit TV | A Tribute to Paula Danziger

A Tribute to Paula Danziger with BRUCE COVILLE, ELIZABETH LEVY, and a SPECIAL GUEST!

“Paula used to teach kids: put a red line through your funny lines, put a blue line through your sad lines, and look at the page. It should be purple” –– Elizabeth Levy

In this interview we learn how:

• Bruce and Elizabeth write the Amber Brown stories while sitting across the table from each other!
• Amber Brown was inspired by a real character in Paula Danziger’s life to make a story purple! (It’s great advice for writers of all ages!)

From Penguin.com
Paula Danziger called Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy her best friend and her other best friend, and this close connection enabled them to lovingly capture Amber Brown’s voice, sense of humor, big-heartedness, and her fondness for puns.
Click HERE to take a peek behind-the-scenes!

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Executive Producer: Julie Gribble

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19 Comments

Kid Lit TV Commenter Danielle Hammelef

I admire Paula’s writing and wish I’d gotten to know her personally, just like Bruce’s story. What an amazing woman.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter J Gribble

I wish I’d known her as well. She and her characters will always be treasured.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter J Gribble

We enjoyed this visit, it was like chatting with friends. Thank you for watching, Donna!

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Lori M

Love these books. Never knew that they wrote it across the table from one another.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Linda Mitchell

hooray for giveways! it gives us Teacher Librarians ways of getting books into just the right kids who need them!

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Betsy Brown

Amber Brown was a favorite chapter series for my struggling fourth grade readers. I would love to donate these books to our 3rd and 4th grade teachers, now that I am teaching kindergarten.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Denise Menchaca

Such a delightful character for all kids. Everyone can relate to Amber Brown!!

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Linda Mitchell

Hooray for giveaways! They give us Teacher Librarians to put just the right book into just the right pair of hands. Thank you KidLit TV!

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Kid Lit TV Commenter J Gribble

You’re welcome! We have lots of giveaways for you here on the site — stay tuned!

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