My name is Pat Brown. I attended Olivet Nazarene University, and graduated from Wittenberg University with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Spanish. I have a master’s degree in Educational Media from Wright State University. I am a retired teacher/librarian with 37 years of experience. My experience with teaching includes teaching 5th grade through college level classes. I have taught Language Arts, English, computer and Spanish classes.
I have been reviewing for nearly thirty years. I review books and other media for Library Media Connections, a magazine primarily for school librarians. I also review for an oral book review group called SOYAMRG, that stands for Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group. This group is made up of public and school librarians and is open to anyone in those areas who is interested in learning what is new in educational media.
Besides teaching, I am the mother of four children and the grandmother of eight, so my experience with children is very extensive. My husband is a retired minister: therefore my evaluations will reflect a decided Christian heritage. I don’t think I’m rigid in my thinking, but I will point out to any readers the areas that might cause concern for parents, teachers or librarians in the area of sex, language, and/or other types of behavior.
My second book is entitled A Penny for Your Thoughts. is a book on multiculturalism, in particular on mixed race children. It is a book for young readers or for a read-aloud for pre school children. It does have a Christian viewpoint.