Composer-educator Barbara M. Drew Joins National Book Exhibit with a New Book for an Easy, Enjoyable and Effective way to Memorize the 50 States and Their Capital Cities

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U.S. States and Capital Cities’ Names Set in Boogie for Better Memory

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From Barbara M. Drew, an author, educator and musical composer, Songs by Barbara M. Drew is an impressive little book that features a song that presents an easy, enjoyable and effective method in memorizing all the names of the 50 states of America and their capital cities. Targeting people of all ages, Drew’s work uses all 100 names in a fun way as part of the lyrics for a catchy boogie melody. She then showcases her book in an upcoming National Book Exhibit to share it with all Americans.

Drew’s book is a brief compilation of songs created extemporaneously. It stemmed from thoughts and melodies lingering in the author’s mind until transcribed into songs. Aside from the song “United States and Capital Cities Boogie,” the book also contains three other songs. “The Best I Can Be” resulted from a friend’s suggestion to compose a song for use at a promotional exercise from elementary school to middle school. “Lord, I’m Listening” was inspired by the natural disasters occurring throughout the world. “Glory to God” focuses on God’s omnipotence as Creator of all things.

This book is not the only project Drew has. Simultaneously, she also published “Ancestry Potpourri,” a source for recording and maintaining permanent records of information about family members, capable of spanning seven generations.

Creative, instructional and patriotic, Songs by Barbara M. Drew offers a detailed script to guide teachers in motivating and teaching the songs to children. This is a book every American home and school must have.

This book will be featured at the 2013 American Library Association Midwinter Book Exhibit in Seattle, WA on January 25 – 28, 2013.

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About the Author
Barbara Malloy Drew was born in Gastonia, N.C. She has a degree in Vocal Music Education and wrote numerous scripts for musical productions under her direction while employed in the public school systems of Yorktown, Va. and Prince George’s County, Md. Drew is also author of “Ancestry Potpourri,” a do-it-yourself book that can feature up to seven generations of information about ancestors and descendants. She has two daughters, a “son” (albeit son-in-law) and three adored grandchildren.

Songs Composed by Barbara M. Drew * by Barbara M. Drew
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 48 pages; 978-1-4771-2719-3
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 48 pages; 978-1-4771-2720-9

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