Kathleen Blasi

Coming January 7, 2020, HOSEA PLAYS ON (Sterling Publishing) depicts a day in the life of Hosea Missouri Taylor, Jr., whose passion for music and human connection touched the lives of countless people in his community of Rochester, New York.

Rain or shine and with his saxophone case in hand, Hosea rides the bus to the City of Rochester Public Market. Joyfully, he plays for everyone there, but especially for the children. Today, will he earn enough money to surprise one special child?

Kathleen is the current Co-President of Rochester Area Children’s Writers & Illustrators and former Co-Director of the Rochester Children’s Book Festival. In 2015, she received the New York State Reading Association’s Literacy Advocacy Award for her work on behalf of the Festival.

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A Name Of Honor


A Name of Honor


Gaetana Curatolo takes a mental journey back to 1912, when as an 8-year-old girl, in a small Italian village, she dreams of moving to America. Travel back in time and witness Gaetana's tumultuous coming of age as she prepares for a new life and a new identity. Based on a true story!

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