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Hartman to sign copies of ‘Upside Down Harry’

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"Upside Down Harry" shows children there are different ways to see the world.

Judith Allen Hartman, author of "Upside Down Harry," will sign purchased books at the Bookshelf book store in Truckee on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Her book was Authorhouse Publishing Company's featured children's book at the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books, and the illustrations are her grandchildren's artwork.

Hartman is a Truckee resident and early childhood specialist and educator.

She helped develop the program DAP, Developmentally Appropriate Practices and was a mentor for the State of California for six years. She mentored teachers, parents and principals in DAP.

Hartman also developed the first "open classroom" in Children's Centers. Her administrative career includes being a site manager for Children's Centers and an elementary school substitute principal.

As a kindergarten through third-grade early childhood specialist and elementary school teacher, she has read stories for many years to boys and girls. Through her love of reading and writing, Hartman has encouraged many students to write and illustrate their own stories.

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She hopes her book will encourage children to read books and draw.

This early childhood education book will fascinate children with images of people doing head and hand stands, which the kids love.

Follow Harry as he journeys on a different path, sees things in a different way and endearingly shares his day with his mother.

The Bookshelf is located at 11429 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 2 in Truckee.

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