The Black Regiment of the American Revolution
Apprentice Shop Books, LLC; 3rd edition (2008)
ISBN-10: 0972341099
ISBN-13: 978-0972341097

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Offered freedom in return for fighting for the patriot cause, slaves rushed to join the Rhode Island First Regiment. Their "Black Regiment" became one of the finest military units in the Revolutionary War.

"A thoroughly documented, endearing testimony of the roles of African American patriots. I highly recommend this book for young children."
Charles L. Brockson - Temple University

"It is so important for us to hear our history. This book highlights a little known fact about a proud people's service to this country."
Alma L. Powell - Co-Chair, America's Promise, The Alliance for Youth

"This book reports the heroism of the the Black Regiment, and the recognition is long overdue."
Bruce Sundlun - Former Governor of Rhode Island

"As an African American who appreciates history fully told, I have awaited the day this story of the brave Black Regiment would be known ... by children throughout the country."
Ray Rickman - Rhode Island Public Television



Marshmallow Kisses
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Houghton Mifflin (June 4, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0618809031
ISBN-13: 978-0618809035

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Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award

Sun sings, wings fan. Swing on porch with toast and jam… From morning to firefly light, Marshmallow Kisses leads children through a day filled with simple summer joys.

"One of the Best Children's Books of the Year."
Bank Street College

"Joyfully evocative."

"Snippets of happy memories appear on every spread… "
School Library Journal



Flannel Kisses
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Houghton Mifflin (October 30, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0618737529
ISBN-13: 978-0618737529

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Listed in Best Books for Babies and Toddlers by Kathleen Odean

As cozy as soft flannel sheets, here is a joyful celebration of childhood and the perfect snowy day.

"With lighthearted, amusing rhyme, Brennan captures the joys children find in the simplest of pleasures."
School Library Journal

"An enjoyable book for winter story hours or a good-night tale for little ones who have had their own fun-filled snowy day."

"The wealth of detail and color in Takabayashi's densely patterned scenes counterbalances the spare text."
Publishers Weekly

"A soon-to-be favorite curl-up on a cold winter night."
 Children's Book Review Service



The Dream Violin and Stories of Families around the World (contributor)
Paperback: 95 pages
Boyds Mills Press (December 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0875346235
ISBN-13: 978-0875346236

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Linda Crotta Brennan, award-winning writer of books for children, is the author of Marshmallow Kisses, Flannel Kisses, The Black Regiment
of the American Revolution, North Carolina: Rookie Read About Geography, and a contributor to Women of the Golden State.
Ms. Breennan is available for writing workshops, school visits, book signings and book readings.