Author Archives: kathymacmillan

Register now for MG/YA Online Novel Revision Workshop – Starts June 1

Middle Grade/Young Adult Novel Revision Workshop 4 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT between June 1 – June 22 $195.00 Instructor: Kathy MacMillan ~ Hosted by the Writer’s Center Let’s tackle that revision! Bring your completed middle grade or young … Continue reading

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Register now for Little Hands Signing Professional Development: Summer Signs

Add some American Sign Language to your storytime toolbox! In these interactive sessions, we’ll focus on basic ASL vocabulary for storytimes. Learn how to incorporate ASL into storytime songs, rhymes, and stories in a respectful and effective way. Registration includes … Continue reading

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Register now for Hands Up!: Live ASL Practice for Library Staff

Hands Up: Live ASL Practice for Library Staff (Beginners) Wednesdays, June 1 – July 6, 2022, 2-3 PM Eastern/1-2 PM Central/12-1 PM Mountain/11 AM-12 PM Pacific Learn and practice American Sign Language for library settings in this interactive series. Online … Continue reading

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Join me for storytime at The Ivy Bookshop this Saturday!

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:30 PM at The Ivy Bookshop, 5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209 Join me for storytime on The Ivy’s back patio for the whole family.  We’ll sign, sign, play, and read together as I share The … Continue reading

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Storytime ASL eCourse starts May 16! Register now!

American Sign Language with Children in Storytime or in the Classroom: A Practical Guide eCourse Begins Monday, May 16, 2022 and continues for 6 weeks (Participants will have 12 weeks to complete course materials.) Hosted by ALA eLearning. American Sign … Continue reading

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Sussex Children’s Book Festival – This Saturday!

I will be one of the authors featured at the Sussex Children’s Book Festival this Saturday, May 14 in Bridgeville, DE. Hope to see you there. This year’s excitement could not be contained in one location. Activities will be held … Continue reading

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Get ready for summer reading storytimes!

Get ready for the 2022 Collaborative Summer Reading Theme, Oceans of Possibilities: Océano de Posibilidades, with these 2 webinars from Stories By Hand! Add some American Sign Language to your storytime toolbox! In these interactive sessions, we’ll focus on basic … Continue reading

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Upcoming Little Hands Signing Online Storytimes

Little Hands Signing with Kathy MacMillan Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in this fun, hands-on storytime for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of the Little Hands Signing series and Little Hands … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: The best young adult fantasy/sci fi novels about female characters who don’t care if you like them or not

I recently had a chance to put together a booklist for Shepherd.com.  I was inspired by Soraya, the heroine of my YA novel Dagger and Coin, to create a booklist featuring other prickly, wonderful female characters like her.  So, without further … Continue reading

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Read This!: Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig Summary: Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), … Continue reading

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