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Authors Day - Ralph Ellsion

Today is Authors Day! This theme was inspired by Ralph Ellison! Ellison grew up in Oklahoma City and began an inspiring journey of writing and helping others write. He wrote a book called Invisible Man! His book received the National Book Award in 1953 and, by 1965, 200 authors, critics and editors in a New York Herald Tribune Book Week poll judged the book as “the most distinguished single work in the last 20 years.” Invisible Man is considered by scholars to be among the top five books of the 20th century. Ellison also taught literature at Bard College and earned many awards!

You can also check out other Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member authors by following these links: Alice Marriott and Bill Hancock.

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Movie Time and Story Time! Today our movie and story time are connected! Often our favorite books are turned into movies, or vice versa! So today we wanted to share a book that was turned into a movie, The Jungle Book! Follow this link to watch the book being read out loud! Our movie is also The Jungle Book! However, this time it’s in the movie form. You can rent it on Amazon Prime and Disney Plus.

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Arts and Crafts! Today for our craft we’ll be making bookmarks! You get to pick between two bookmarks, or make both! A corner bookmark just goes over the corner of a book. Follow this link to learn how to make this bookmark! Another bookmark is a tassel bookmark! Follow this link to learn how to make this bookmark!

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Make and Eat it! All of this reading has made us smarter- and hungry! Try these fun graduation brownie bites from Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home learning about Oklahoma authors! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Authors Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

We'd love to see the art you make! Share with us by emailing your name and a picture of your project to pics@oklahomahof.com. We can't wait to see your awesome crafts!

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