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Beach Bound Book Review

May 25, 2012

A great review of Ivan Becomes a Hero done by Stacie Theis of Beach Bound Books. To read the article click here.
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Beach Bound Books Interview

May 23, 2012

Check out this Question and Answer interview that I had with Stacie Theis of Beach Bound Books about Ivan Become's a Hero. Read to the Interview
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Remember what a Bully is? Bully Awareness Week (FEB. 6 - 10)

February 6, 2012

A bully is one who intimidates those who are smaller or weaker. Bullying Awareness Week is an opportunity for people at the grassroots level in communities around the world to get involved in this issue, not by waiting for "Someone else" to do somet…
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CELEBRATE our differences: What Ivan is all about.

January 23, 2012

Children begin to recognize differences at very young ages. They see what goes on around them by listening, observing, and exploring. Our cars are different, our houses are different, our looks are different, even our smells are different. We live in…
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Award and Acknowledgement

December 21, 2011

Award

CONGRATULATIONS Linda! 
Epic results are in for The USA News "Best Books of 2011" Ivan Becomes a Hero — honored as an Award Finalist in Children's Religious Category.

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"Drive Time" with Bill Bunkley

January 21, 2011

Listen to the audio from my time with Bill Bunkley on "Drive Time"  | Download MP3
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Children’s book by local author promotes the value of self-acceptance

December 14, 2010

Chances are you’ve never heard of Ivan, a giraffe who teaches children the importance of self-acceptance. If Wesley Chapel author Linda Rossetti Brocato has it her way, though, copies of her book, “Ivan Becomes a Hero,” will one day be in the hands …
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Writer with city ties pens children's book

December 5, 2010

An excerpt from the Vicksburg Post on December 5, 2010: An author with Vicksburg ties has written a children's book. Linda Rossetti Brocato of Shaw, a Delta town about 100 miles north of Vicksburg, has penned "Ivan Becomes a Hero." The book is abou…
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Ivan Steeped in Christianity

November 30, 2010

Delta Democrat Times - 11/30/2010Shaw navtive, Brocato, in Town to sign book, read Thursday Greenveille - The older Ivan got, the more he realized he stood out. He did not want to be soo tall. He wanted to be like other people. In Linda Rossetti Br…
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Clarion Ledger Book Q&A

August 16, 2010

What made you want to tackle the subject of child bullying and rejection? Actually, twelve years ago when the inspiration for Ivan Becomes a Hero was given, bullying was not as prevalent in the media (social media) and in classrooms across our natio…
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