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Video: Missed It? Interview with Meredith Scott Lynn and Write Brain Books

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WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS are richly illustrated, textless books, with lines on the pages, ready for any writer’s content. They are designed to ignite and inspire creativity and imagination in kids of all ages. Our books enable kids to write their own stories, publish beautiful hardcover copies, and build a personal library of self-authored books. From President & CEO Meredith Scott Lynn One early September morning, I was in San Francisco visiting my sister Marcy and her family for a long weekend of “Auntie M” time with my ten-month-old niece Lila, a.k.a. “LilaBean”. Marcy asked if I would read to Lila so that she could take a long shower, something new moms don’t get enough of. I leaned over to reach…

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I’m Glad I Did: Songwriter Cynthia Weil recreates her early years in the business

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Rules are meant to be broken. Or at least that’s what Grammy-winning songwriter Cynthia Weil proposes in her latest young adult novel, I’m Glad I Did, a book that rides on the back of the Peace Train, giving voice to issues of racism, sexism and war. It was 1961 when Weil first walked down the street toward the Brill Building in the heart of New York City. She could not have known at the time that this was the beginning of one wild career at Aldon Music. Flanked with black marble pillars and a blazing brass edifice, Weil crossed the music building’s threshold and took those first steps into songwriting that would one day lead her to become only the…

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