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Welcome welcome to the after the -- to everyone in joining us right now -- -- again greats thinking so much for joining us.
And you're actually here because.
You have a new edition tier series.
A -- elephant and it's called Yankee Doodle Dandy so it's been told just look to help us learn about American history that's right this is the third volume in my -- the -- series that.
Offers children -- guided -- -- throughout American history.
Four -- eight year old specifically and in this particular book is about the American revolution and how we became a free and independent nation.
But -- mom of three kids -- of their eight.
Do you -- -- And we have Pilgrim's Pride -- and liberty Yankee Doodle Dandy here finally they're so excited and I have two more coming -- as well as I do my next book will take a look at the early stages ever our republic.
Through the great expedition of Lewis and Clark.
And they'll be called from sea to shining -- And the findings that will be about the war of 1812 and we're gonna call that oh say can some can't -- athletic enough of these patriotic -- and your husband have been.
A boxer I'm very very important part of your lives -- -- -- for your husband is always come out with reading lists for conservatives.
Tell me about a little bit about that -- and that passion.
Well new reads on the time and now that he is a Kendall I never know exactly what he's reading.
But I know that the number of books in our -- seems to be holding these days because of the -- I'm very grateful for that but he reads everything he reads -- novels he reads.
Policy -- -- he reads books about animals.
He loves to read books about -- Yeah and and he writes yes he -- he's written a lot of books and you know some novels based in history so let's get it was -- history professor.
-- daunting for you to write about historical things when you know your husband -- sitting five feet over there you could say.
How it -- this quite well actually this is a team effort and when I start a black we'll sit down together and outline.
What it is that we want to talk about what is a story to be told.
What are the values we want to convey and how do you do that for a four to eight year old in two verses in -- -- I generally are values that seems so so very antiquated.
Well you know unfortunately today -- kids they're not learning our founding principles and values in school and so I think.
As adults we owe it to our children to give them the tools they need to learn about the great.
And this nation you think you'll see I have to say it is and -- cleaning -- -- on think -- adults who are.
Happen to be reading the book is another two and I need to -- because it when you say that it's written were paired right alliance don't almost reads like -- song to the kids remember.
And they need to -- ahead -- a life and I don't need a little brushing up Taylor helped me a couple times -- I didn't expect to.
-- issue to tackle the fact that people aren't really.
Knowledgeable about what our history as an actual -- give out some of these -- the national assessment of educational progress.
Has done some of the research has been done and it shows -- only 20% of fourth graders.
Were at grade level proficiency in American history that's actually the highest level because when you look at eighth graders only 17% or twelfth graders.
Only 12% -- How credible and low number -- the older we get.
At least according to this research the -- -- know about American history that's right and that's why an introduction -- American history at an early age is vital.
So how did she decide ages 48 -- it it's getting started pretty young it is well.
You know I think there is a void in literature for Ford an eight year old if you go to the bookstore you know your mom.
There's not a lot out there about American history for this age group so.
But I didn't try to help -- of -- I have I have to thank you have a three year old a four year old and it is hard to find those kinds of -- -- -- kind of balk -- -- -- -- opponent might have a flat panel following I -- think I think -- in the future he had an analyst -- we can walk through -- -- Ellington can go through you know read the -- and in the weak link to anything and -- -- facts that that are ailing back.
-- maybe ask Allen ever figure out so -- we find this book is it on Amazon what's the best way to find this -- can be found at bookstores across the country as well as on line.
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I'm receiving word from the control room that one Newt Gingrich has treated us he's enjoying.
I -- Being monitored by that I did the man -- got.
It's actually accidents and then after the -- -- today one thing I wanted to mention there's a lot of girl power and this black.
The -- -- American women played a very significant role during the American revolution and in this book Ellis the elephant learns about chest.
People like Molly Pitcher who took over the -- when her husband was carried off the battlefield he learns about Martha Washington was really vital to the health and well being of George Washington.
He learns about Abigail Adams was not only John Adams wife and best friend but as most influential advisor and -- so it's clear that there were many women who were very involved in the creation of our country and I definitely -- -- the same time.
Our show we have a lot of girl power I mean excitement.
Just throw out all the losses in the -- where women this are not that I'm not I don't get out and -- and match.
-- -- We have a lot of women and they do -- good job.
You can -- yell at me.
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