May 2017 Issue
April 27, 2017


Source: NYSUT United

In print

Bill Meyer, Bronxville Teachers Association, has written a middle-grade time travel adventure series that connects Ancient Egypt, King Tut and Detroit. The Secret of the Scarab Beetle is available at Book two, The Search for the Lost Prophecy, will be released in October.

Gail Rae-Garwood, United Federation of Teachers retiree, has published her first novel, Portal in Time , a romantic time travel to 1885. For copies, visit

Jessica Ryan, Lynbrook TA, has co-authored a book with Kevin Sheehan. Growing a Growth Mindset: Unlocking Character Strengths Through Children's Literature provides teachers with an innovative approach to teaching the positive psychology constructs that underlie self-belief, goal motivation, and happiness using children's books. Visit

Yvonne Southerland, UFT retiree, has published The Moose is Loose: The Adventures of an Adirondack Moose and the Wiggletoes Family. The children's book is available at the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake; The Wild Center in Tupper Lake or

Duane Tananbaum, Professional Staff Congress—Lehman College, has written Herbert H. Lehman: A Political Biography. Published by SUNY Press, the book "restores this four-time governor of New York State, U.S. Senator, humanitarian and reformer to his rightful place among the pantheon of liberal heroes of the mid-twentieth century." For digital or print copies, visit

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