Archive - September 15, 2011

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Older Than You Think!
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Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen is winner of Best Children's Book

Older Than You Think!

This morning I discovered that I am ten years older than I thought. The history section of Wikipedia Peace Corps explains that JFK suggested the Peace Corps in 1951! Later in the same section, the article mentions a funding increase in 1985 which resulted in 10,000 volunteers in the field by 1992. According to books by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, Stanley Meisler and Lawrence F. Lihosit (as well as the Peace Corps) there were 5,831 volunteers in 1992.

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Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen is winner of Best Children's Book

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (Tanzania 1989–90) is winner of the Peace Corps Writers’ Award for Best Children’s Writing for her book A Small Brown Dog with a Wet Pink Nose published in 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and illustrated by Linzie Hunter. She is author of many highly  acclaimed books for young readers, including the young adult novel The Compound, as well as the Elizabeti’s Doll picture book series, which was inspired by her Peace Corps experience in Tanzania. Stephanie lives in Oregon with her husband, also an RPCV, and their two daughters. Donna Cardon of the Provo City Library, UT writes in the School Library Journal: Amelia wants a dog. When her persistent requests are repeatedly denied, she begins to pretend that she has a dog named “Bones,” and gradually her mother and father go along with the game. Then, when her pet “gets lost,” there is nothing for them to do but . . .

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