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Marian “Hannah” Carlson has won the New England Book Award for K-12 and the Parents’ Choice Gold Award for John Adams: “The Voice Heard ‘Round the World.” The book was followed by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s original score and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough on CD. Her other books include “American Genius: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,” “In Search of the Great American Writers,” and “Yankee Doodle’s Pen.”
Writer and educator, Mrs. Carlson has had a busy and varied career. As a former syndicated newspaper columnist, she wrote articles for parents about education in the home. As a public school teacher in Lexington and Brookline, Massachusetts, her programs for middle school students received special recognition from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and others to write educational programs.
She lives on the Cape with her husband and enjoys this historic region with her 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Her twelve-year-old granddaughter, Emma Wildfeuer, an avid art student, illustrated the vignettes for this book.

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