by Jennifer Ranu


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781456876272
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 05/16/2011
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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.

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