Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Author. Poet. Memoirist.

JUNETEENTH OUR DAY OF FREEDOM

MY NEW BOOK! RECOMMENDED BY SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL!

I dedicated this non fiction early reader to my third great grandmother Minerva Bell Lewis, formerly enslaved. After her Emancipation, she became the first Black female property owner in her small town of Scottsville, Virginia. She and her husband George Washington Lewis, who ran a store on the property, had twelve children, at least five of whom became teachers. This Juneteenth I will attend a ceremony in Scottsville where a marker will be placed on the site of the property my ancestor once owned–now a farmer’s market!

RING A BELL FOR FREEDOM!
order from Watchung Booksellers OR wherever books are sold!

Juneteenth Our Day of Freedom is ALSO AN AUTHOR AUDIOBOOK!  

It wasn’t my first time in a sound booth, but the first time I’ve had the opportunity to record one of my own books!

I also had the chance to record Something Beautiful! celebrating 25 years in print in 2023!

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Interview FoxNewsDC Evette: The River and Me author Sharon Dennis Wyeth (fox5dc.com)

Local children’s author Sharon Dennis Wyeth joined FoxNewsDC with more about her new book in the American Girl series, Evette: The River and Me.

Evette: The River and Me author Sharon Dennis Wyeth (fox5dc.com)

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Smithsonian Magazine and Evette: The River and Me

As a child born in Washington, D.C., one of my favorite places to visit was the Smithsonian. At the Smithsonian, I was granted access to knowledge and culture! I’m especially honored by Katrina Lashley’s article in an online issue of Smithsonian Magazine featuring  EVETTE: THE RIVER AND ME, the story of WORLD BY US American Girl doll Evette Peeters. Evette is a burgeoning environmentalist who finds a calling on the Anacostia River, the river of my own childhood.  

 

 

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Sharon has a new book, The River and Me. Learn more at American Girl about Evette and her passion for nature!