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When We Were Free to BeLooking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made$
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Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807837238

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff

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Free to Be Memories

Free to Be Memories

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When We Were Free to Be

Dionne Gordon Kirschner

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter shows how the author grew to appreciate how Free to Be … You and Me and music had influenced not only her but so many other children of her generation. Free to Be was so special—it was like nothing else from its time. This collection of stories and music shaped the dreams and ambitions of millions of boys and girls. To this day, when a stranger or acquaintance somehow learns that the author was “The Dionne” mentioned in the dedication at the beginning of the book or on the back of that pink record, a wonderful story always follows about what the book meant to them and their siblings as children. A lot of times, people will just break into song.

Keywords:   collection of stories, music, The Dionne, pink record, dedication

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