Children’s Lit for 21st-Century Issues to be Discussed on ‘MTSU On the Record’

An MTSU director whose first children’s book has received the Betty Ford Center’s seal of approval will be Gina Logue’s guest on the next edition of “MTSU On the Record” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, and 8 a.m. Sunday, July 29, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Elaine Mitchell Palmore, the head of MTSU’s Child Development Center, is the author of “The Dragon Who Lives at Our House.” It’s one of only 14 books about addiction recommended for children by the famed alcohol and drug-abuse treatment center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

“Dragon” also was a finalist in the “Health: Addiction and Recovery” category of the Best Books 2011 Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

In addition, Palmore will discuss her second book, “Big Changes in the Crow Family,” which tackles the subject of divorce in a compassionate, kid-friendly way. Both books are published by Fresh Fables and illustrated by nationally renowned artist Norris Hall of Murfreesboro.

Palmore has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree from Belmont University and a credential in early-childhood and elementary education from the American Montessori Society.

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For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.