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Ericka Davis Shares Life Lessons through Poetry in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Through Mine Eyes: Life’s Lessons Are Meant To Be Shared” by Ericka Davis.

A teacher – and poet – writes about the life experiences from the perspective of a young girl in this new collection of poetry released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Personal experiences shape and change lives, whether for the better or for the worse. This new book of poetry shares experiences and impressions as seen through the eyes of a young girl. With her rhythmic verse, author Ericka Davis offers stories that focus on values ranging from heartbreak and sensuality to challenges, spirituality and love. These memorable moments become the stepping stones that allowed her to reach life goals.

In “Through Mine Eyes: Life’s Lessons Are Meant To Be Shared,” Davis, a woman of faith, provides gentle lessons that offer guidance and reflection. The poem “Fill My Cup” describes things that would make life better:  “Fill my cup with love, hugs, kisses, family, pictures, and memorable events. Fill my cup with humor; playing, laughing and an irreplaceable good feeling that I can hold on to and grasp when I need just a touch.” In “Seasons,” Davis describes a patient teacher: “You are springtime, which nurtures new green sprouts. You encourage and lead everyone, whenever they have doubts.”

The poem “Bold & Beautiful” offers words of encouragement: “How dare you have a passion for life, a passion for people, a passion to do God’s work and worship in the steeple. … Don’t stop now, you are just getting started. We don’t want you to be the deeply departed. We applaud and admire your courage and statue.” The author’s passion for her message comes through clearly. She writes, “There is nothing more precious than preserving memories that mean the most, that inspire, that encourage.”

Author Ericka Davis, a native of Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree and graduate degree in Communications/Broadcast Journalism from Southern University, has been writing poetry for years. The educator, who has a master’s degree in Adult Education and Distance Learning from the University of Phoenix, lives in Tulsa with her family. She and her husband Jody lived in Houston for more than 13 years before moving to Tulsa.

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For additional information, please visit www.ecaneink.com.

Through Mine Eyes: Life’s Lessons Are Meant To Be Shared

Ericka Davis

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2211-6                        164 pages                        $16.95 US

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2480-6                        164 pages                        $24.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Children’s Book by Diana Pastora Carson Tells Story of Father of Disability Rights

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ed Roberts: Father of Disability Rights” by Diana Pastora Carson.

A teacher and disability rights advocate describes the life and achievements of disability civil rights leader, Ed Roberts,in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Ed Roberts was an active boy who loved playing football and baseball at the park across from his house. But in 1953, everything changed: He contracted polio and couldn’t even breathe on his own, much less walk or run. This new children’s book profiles the courageous young quadriplegic, who would go on to fight for his own rights and the rights of all people with disabilities – a legacy that continues today.

“Ed Roberts: Father of Disability Rights” delves into Roberts’ life, detailing his early days in an iron lung and learning his lessons via the phone, battling school officials about high school graduation and becoming the first person with significant disabilities to attend the University of California at Berkley. Inspired by the civil rights and liberation movements, Roberts fought for equality for people with disabilities. As director of California’s Department of Rehabilitation and sit-ins in San Francisco, he helped bring change that let people live more independent lives, paving the way for the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws promoting equal access. The World Institute on Disability, which Roberts co-founded, helps people around the world.

An illustration symbolism guide details the meanings of symbol-rich drawings by Patrick Wm. Connally. The symbols — unique to Roberts and the disability civil rights movement – portray information via their colorful graphics. For instance, the boy peeking out of the drawing on Page 23 represents Roberts’ son. Readers are invited to find other symbols in the book as well.

Author Diana Pastora Carson, who has a master’s degree in education, is an elementary teacher,  disability rights advocate and a consultant and speaker who specializes in inclusion and diversity as it relates to disability. Her inspiration is the experiences of her brother, who grew up being misjudged and excluded. Carson has taught disability studies courses through the San Diego State University Foundation and served on the board of directors for Disability Rights California. Her other books include “Foundations for Ability Awareness” and “Ability Awareness in Action: Teaching Ability Awareness to Children and Youth.”

In addition to his art, illustrator Patrick Wm. Connally is a civil rights advocate, consultant on access and disability rights, a family caregiver and co-host and producer of a radio program featuring disability issues. He is founder and president of Disability Rights Enforcement Education Services and has served on government and nonprofit boards and committees such as Disability Rights California, World Institute on Disability, and Research and Training Center on Personal Assistance Services. His artwork has helped raise money for animal rescue projects and promoted world-class museum events.

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For additional information, please visit www.edrobertschildrensbook.com.

Ed Roberts: Father of Disability Rights

Diana Pastora Carson

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1952-9                 36 pages                 $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Missing Diamonds Provide Gem of Case to Teen Mystery Solver; E.J. Montgomery Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor” by E.J. Montgomery.

A teenager and her friends tackle another mystery – this one close to home — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Mysteries seem to have a way of popping up when teenager Hailey Walker is around. In this new second book in the Hailey Walker mystery series, Hailey has just returned to school in Hinsdale, Ill., after summer vacation and can’t concentrate on school work. Instead, she and her friends, Alison and Brad, work to track down a couple of jewel thieves who want to steal artificial diamonds. When a college teacher goes missing, the trio are convinced the disappearance is related to the robberies.

“Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor” continues in the same spirit as the first mystery starring the energetic teen. A talk from a teacher and private investigator in career class leads Hailey and Alison to take his college course. When he tells the girls about fake diamonds being stolen and his work on the case, Hailey knows she’s found the next mystery to solve. The investigator disappears, however, and his office has been ransacked. An overheard conversation suggests a possible lead in the diamond case, so Hailey concocts a potentially risky plan. Their investigation leads to a special collection of gems named for the zodiac and a gospel interpretation of the constellations, such as Leo the Lion symbolizing Christ the King. Can the teens solve the mystery before diamonds go missing or – even more importantly – something happens to the professor?

Author E.J. Montgomery is already working on the next book in the series, “Hailey Walker and the Haunted Bell Tower.” She and her husband live in western Pennsylvania. She is inspired by the beauty of nature and writes stories that reveal God’s love and mercy, and her writing includes personal experiences of God working in people’s lives.

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For additional information, please visit www.haileywalkermysteries.com.

Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor

E.J. Montgomery

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2068-6                        180 pages                        $13.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Book by Pat Seawell Shares Joy of Teaching at Big Bend National Park School

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Big Bend Schoolhouse: A Surprise in the Park” by Pat Seawell.

Learn about life in a small schoolhouse nestled in a remote national park in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. A teacher shares her love of the place and its people in rich detail, gleaned from the time she spent there from 2002 to 2006.

San Vicente Elementary School is unlike most other small schools. In addition to averaging only 20 students grouped several grade levels per teacher, it’s 100 miles from the nearest supermarket and hospital and sits in the middle of one of the most remote national parks in the continental United States. This new book shares the experiences of author Pat Seawell, her school volunteer husband John, and her young students at the tiny school in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Learning reading, writing and arithmetic was important, but just as valuable were re-vegetation projects, desert hikes and river voyages.

Big Bend Schoolhouse A Surprise in the Park showcases some of the history and natural wonders of the Big Bend region — one of the nation’s last frontiers. Seawell includes a behind-the-scenes look at park happenings such as park rangers hunting a tourist-attacking mountain lion and removing a rattlesnake from the school playground. In addition to their regular duties, the park rangers and interpreters shared their expertise with students whenever called upon. The park serves as an extension of the school, with its 450 species of birds and extensive wilderness. Seawell’s dedication to the children she taught shows in the dozens of ways she threw herself wholeheartedly into one of her life’s greatest challenges. She’s not afraid to point out missteps along the way, and it’s clear that the students, parents and park have created memories for her that will last a lifetime.

Author Pat Seawell has been a teacher for five decades in four states and across three continents, not including her first pretend school at age six. She retired twice from public school teaching and now serves as an assistant professor in the education department at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Seawell’s ties to Texas run deep: her grandmother taught at a one-room schoolhouse in what has become a part of Corpus Christi; she grew up on a southwest Texas cattle ranch; an ancestor fought — and died — at the Alamo; and she and her husband of 47 years live on a Texas ranch. Although Seawell’s book is regional in setting, it transcends region in humor, personal insight, and theme.

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For additional information, please visit www.bigbendschoolhouse.com.

Big Bend Schoolhouse: A Surprise in the Park

Pat Seawell

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1926-0                        216 pages                        $24.50 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Book by Edric Cane Seeks to Redefine what it Means to Know Math.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Teaching to Intuition: Constructive Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics” by Edric Cane.

Leaders in all fields of life in the United States see in our deficiencies in math education an existential threat to the economic well-being and international standing of the nation. Typically, most community colleges spend valuable resources teaching remedial classes on elementary and middle school topics. It is with those topics, in the early grades, that the gaps begin, where children fail to connect with mathematics, where too many children lose ground and lose hope.

Basing teaching strategies on intuition allows students to give their full acquiescence to the truths of mathematics and accept mathematics as an emanation of their own thinking processes and mental patterns. So the approach presented in Teaching to Intuition, and the quite original strategies that implement it, make for more knowledge, not less, more understanding, and a greater ability to recognize in the outside world circumstances that can be analyzed and enlightened by the tool of mathematics. It makes for students who willingly accept that mathematics is an integral part of their mental make up, just because it makes sense.  The hope is that it dramatically increases the pool of students willing and able to fully participate in a world shaped by science and technology.

The book is addressed to all educators who teach those elementary and middle school topics, either because they teach in those grades or because they teach the topics as remedial material in high schools and colleges.  It is addressed to educators and policy makers concerned about the vast gap between the needs of our nation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (the STEM disciplines) and the significant proportion of those who have no chance of entering those fields because they have never learned to connect with the tool of mathematics. Readers may also include parents actively involved and concerned with the education of their children.

Teaching to Intuition is written in a down to earth, conversational style, using examples taken from topics of mathematics that all citizens should want to master. It is however an ambitious book, as it takes an issue that most agree upon—the significant gap in mathematical competence between the needs and the reality — and proposes solutions that go to the heart of the problem, not by doing what we have always done a little bit better, but by doing it differently.

Teaching to Intuition comes at a time when, nationwide, Common Core Standards seek to put significantly greater emphasis on the constant interaction between mathematical knowledge and the real world it helps us understand and influence.  Edric Cane’s new book hopes to be part of the discussions and changes that those Standards will generate.

Author Edric Cane has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and spent two years as a Besse Scholar at Oxford University, England. He taught math at a school with 95 percent minorities in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Other teaching posts were in Europe, Africa, Oberlin College in Ohio and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He also wrote the book “Making Friends with Numbers.”

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For additional information, please visit www.TeachingToIntuition.com.

Teaching to Intuition: Constructive Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics

Edric Cane

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1865-2                        194 pages                        $16.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.