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IN THE NEWS: C.A. Hartnell Donates Fully Restored 1937 Ford Custom, “Hawk’s Ride,”

2019-07-17T22:04:40+00:00July 17th, 2019|News, Press|

LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) JULY 17, 2019 Children’s Author and Philanthropist C.A. Hartnell donated her fully restored 1937 Ford custom, “Hawk’s Ride,” to nonprofit, My Possibilities in Plano, Texas. My Possibilities is a Plano-based for-cause 501c(3) organization that serves as the pioneering leader in vocational education for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities throughout North Texas. To present the donation, Hartnell

BlueInk Review: The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann

2019-06-18T19:18:37+00:00June 14th, 2019|News|

Scary Spring- BlueInk Review In C.A. Hartnell’s first book of a middle-grade series set in the 1950s, 11-year-old Carol Ann is terrified of catching the deadly polio virus—and of getting shots. Carol Ann is familiar with the terrible effects of polio: Some of her family members are polio survivors, as is a teenage boy she

It’s More Than a Book: The Scary Spring of 1955

2019-03-13T21:15:29+00:00April 1st, 2019|News|

In the 1950s, two words could strike terror into the hearts and minds of parents and kids alike: polio season. Polio, short for poliomyelitis, was an infectious viral disease. The virus could settle in the brains or spinal cords of victims and bring on partial or total paralysis and even death. Until a vaccine was

Three Words: Telephone Booth Stuffing

2019-03-13T21:15:40+00:00March 29th, 2019|News|

In 1959, phone booth cramming became a thing. It hit America after 25 South African students managed to stuff themselves into one earlier in the year. Today's college students would be mystified. Not just at the idea of trying to squeeze a couple of dozen people into a too-small space without dying -- but at

The Best Gifts for Grandchildren in 2019

2019-03-13T21:15:51+00:00March 25th, 2019|News|

There's nothing better than being a grandparent -- most of the time. However, birthdays and holidays can be challenging times when it comes to shopping for them. If you don't live with your grandkids or see them on a regular basis, it's hard to know what gifts they've grown into...or out of. Just make it

The Polio Generation: Built on Toughness

2019-03-13T21:16:21+00:00March 20th, 2019|Hartnell History, News|

If you were born after the 1950s, you may know little or nothing about the frightening epidemic that was part of just about everyone's lives back then. Polio outbreaks were frequent and not well understood. Although doctors, hospitals and health organizations tried to fight this crippling disease, it continued to spread and affect children throughout

How the 50’s Changed History

2019-03-13T21:16:31+00:00March 16th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Every decade has memorable events, especially for those who lived through that particular slice of history. Today, those growing up in the 1950s are the grandparents of many young people maturing right now. This decade is revisited by many 50s books, remembering the good, the bad, and the crazy times. Here are some ways that

Eight Books That Will Bring You Back to the ’50s

2019-03-13T21:16:42+00:00March 13th, 2019|News|

Looking back over the past helps us learn about ourselves and our world, as well as revive thrilling, joyful, terrifying and heartbreaking memories. The decade of the 1950s conjures up images of the advent of rock and roll with Elvis Presley, the frightening polio outbreaks, the ominous Korean War and the fascinating introduction of the

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