A Memorable Collection of Tales Unfold in 'SkateKey'

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New book is a compilation of twenty-two fascinating childhood stories told by men and women connected by a skate key

From author Jennifer Ranu comes a memorable anthology of stories that will give readers a glimpse of the past as seen through children’s eyes. Made available through Xlibris, "SkateKey" is a wonderful legacy Ranu wishes to pass on to her family and her children’s children.

"SkateKey" presents twenty-two childhood stories told by men and women connected by a metal gadget, the skate key, 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-1930s, World War II-The 1940s, The 1950s, The Civil Rights Movement-1960s, and The 1970s.

Some stories in this compilation 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. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Jennifer Ranu is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Montclair State University in New Jersey where she is a teacher’s 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 her debut as a book author. She is currently writing her memoir, "Teacher’s Teachers" and is the CEO of Jennifer Lee Creations.

SkateKey * by Jennifer Ranu
Publication Date: June 2, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 164 pages; 978-1-4568-7627-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 164 pages; 978-1-4568-7628-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-7629-6

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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