Tuesday, October 7, 2008

35 years later -- Free to Be....You and Me

The best-selling classic Free To Be....You and Me will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a new, expanded edition. Author Marlo Thomas thinks the timing is perfect because those who grew up with the original can now share the updated version with their children.

The stories and songs in Free To Be....You and Me, originally published in 1973, conveyed the message that children could be different and that was fine. Original contributors included author Judy Blume, author Shel Silverstein, and actor Carl Reiner. The new edition features the original material plus 14 new contributors, including best-selling children's author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, illustrator Tony diTerlizzi, and illustrator LeUyen Pham. The new book's message will remain the same.

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