Suzanne McCabe

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“I read the news today, oh boy”

Suzanne McCabe December 8th, 2016

If you’re old enough to remember December 8, 1980, then you probably remember where you were when you got word that John Lennon had been murdered outside his apartment...

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New podcast episode: Edwidge Danticat

Suzanne McCabe July 12th, 2016

We're honored to have Edwidge Danticat join us for our latest Scholastic Reads podcast episode. 

Early Learning: Show me a story

Suzanne McCabe May 11th, 2016

“There is always a shimmer of pure joy in a fine picture book,” writes San Francisco bookseller Chris Loker in Open a World of Possible (Scholastic)The...

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After the storm

Suzanne McCabe August 28th, 2015

Scholastic News Kid Reporter Samuel Davis, 12, of Shreveport, Louisiana, is too young to remember Hurricane Katrina. Wanting to learn more about the storm and its...

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Be Nice to New Jersey, Part 2

Suzanne McCabe July 8th, 2015

In an earlier post, I observed "Be Nice to New Jersey Week" by listing some favorite books by New Jersey natives. Since then, friends have offered their own...

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Be Nice to New Jersey

Suzanne McCabe July 6th, 2015

New Jersey does not have the best reputation. Still, its nearly 9 million residents, as well as countless hangers-on—myself included—proudly claim it as our home state.

Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems

Suzanne McCabe April 2nd, 2015

Who doesn't have an excuse for not turning in their homework? Still, hats off to Nick Cannon for his unusually artful dodge. When the actor, musician, and writer was in...

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Artists at Work

Suzanne McCabe March 5th, 2015

I recently spoke with author Andrea Davis Pinkney about her award-winning children's books, including Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa, Duke...

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Marian Wright Edelman: Still a rebel at 75

Suzanne McCabe February 23rd, 2015

"Equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air," author Maya Angelou once said. "We all have it, or none of us has it."

Marian Wright Edelman knew the...

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The Fine Black Line

Suzanne McCabe February 5th, 2015

Andrea Davis Pinkney grew up hearing about “the fine black line,” the legacy of African American writers, readers, and thinkers in the United States. That line, she says,...

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