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Barbara is a Texas school librarian who is emerging as a children's author. Her first book, A Surprise for Baby Ruth (ISBN: 1-60-610-436-5) was published in July, 2008. Barbara was born in Magee, Mississippi and attended school at Magee and Mendenhall public schools. She graduated from Mendenhall High School in 1971, earned her BA from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS in 1975 and started her ca

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Barbara has been a storyteller and school librarian for many years. Books, authors and stories are a big part of her life. She believes that she has lived a thousand lives through the characters in books that she reads. Barbara  has been a featured author at El Paso's Great Southwest Book Fair held annually in October.   Barbara has a passion for literacy and increasing literacy rates around the world. She has taught English to college students in Bangkok, Thailand on two summer trips.  She set up a library in Bangalore, India. She has plans to go to Zhuzhou, Hunan province, China in July, 2012 to teach English and set up A Little Free Library@.  ( Locally, in El Paso she serves on the steering committee for International Student Ministries.  Her favorite activity with them is cooking for the 75 students who attend the monthly get-acquainted-and-practice-your-conversational-English dinner.

To arrange for Barbara Rodgers to have a conversation with your book club or school group, contact her at If you are within Region 19 area,  at no cost to you, Barbara will visit your group and discuss her work and answer questions from group members. If you are out of Region 19 area, Barbara will visit your group but ask you to reimburse her travel expenses only.

Birth Place
Magee, MS USA

Outstanding Young Women of America, 1981
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002 and 2003
Molly Pitcher Award, 1994 presented by COL George Selden at Fort Hood, Texas.
III Corps & Fort Hood Helping Hand Volunteer Award, presented by LT GEN Paul Funk, 1994
Key note speaker at El Paso Rotary Club on International Literacy Day, 2011

Additional Information

Organizations: member of SCBWI (Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), attends the Rio Grande group of SCBWI; El Paso Writers' League; El Paso Reading Council; Texas Reading Association; International Reading Association; Alpha Delta Kappa, serves on Texas Alpha Delta Kappa state board, serves as president of Texas Alpha Delta Kappa District VIII board. El Paso Baptist Association; First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir and women's Bible study teacher.

Contact Information

1137 Cloverdale Dr 
Greenville MS 38701   USA
Contact Author: Barbara L Rodgers
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Barbara's blog site

EPWL is an organization for local writers who want to hone their writing skills while creating friendships with other writers.

Texas Literacy Conference
Texas State Reading Association sponsors an annual literacy conference. Barbara presented "Fairy Tales for Teens".

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