March 2012 Issue
February 21, 2012


Source: NYSUT United

In print

Richard Beck, United Federation of Teachers retiree, wrote The Quality, a historical novel about the women's rights movement in the United States after the Civil War. The novel follows a young widow who begins work as a reporter for one of the country's leading feminists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. For information on the novel, which is available in paperback or as an ebook, visit

John W. Kemnitzer, Pine Plains Federation of Educators retiree, wrote Rattlesnake Adventures: North, South, East and West, his third book on snakes and snake hunting. He is currently working on his fourth title, Venemous Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. For information or signed copies, call 845-868-7717.

Rosemary McKinley, Bethpage Congress of Teachers retiree, wrote The Wampum Exchange. The young adult, historical novella, set in 1650 in Southold, tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who has a chance meeting with a Native American boy. The tale is told through their daily lives, giving the reader a glimpse into early American life. The book is aimed at middle grade readers as well as adults. For more information, visit or

Deanna Schwartzman and Deanna Suckow, Middle Country Teachers Association retired special education teachers, collaborated in writing Teaching Children Money Matters: A Resource Guide for Parents, Grandparents, Teachers and Students and What Every Preteen, Teenager and Young Adult Needs to Know to Avoid Credit Card Debt. The two books help young adults improve their financial literacy. The duo also created an interactive workbook: Money Management Manifesto. All three books are available at