SkateKey

by Jennifer Ranu


Formats

Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$29.99
E-Book
$9.99
Softcover
$19.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/3/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781456876272
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781456876289
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781456876296

About the Book

SkateKey presents twenty-two childhood stories told by men and women connected by a metal gadget, the skatekey, a popular tool used to make a roller-skate fit onto a skater's shoe.

This collection of memoirs emphasizes diversity — multicultural and religious family backgrounds. Each roller-skating story takes place during a specific time period in American history: The Great Depression — 1920s-1030s, World War II — The 1940s, The 1950s, The Civil Rights Movement — 1960s, and The 1970s. Some stories are funny while others present the hardships and struggles of children growing up during difficult times. SkateKey arouses nostalgia and includes authentic photos of the times and places represented in the stories.


About the Author

Jennifer Ranu is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Montclair State University in New Jersey where she is a teachers’ teacher. She has served as an educator in urban and suburban school districts in New Jersey for thirty –five years touching the lives of countless numbers of children and having her life touched by them as well. SkateKey marks Jennifer’s debut as a book author. She is currently writing her memoir, Teacher’s Teachers and is the CEO of Jennifer Lee Creations.