INDIANS LIVE IN TIPIS
(Published: August 2014)
Missy Barrett thinks American history and North American Indian history go together like peanut butter and jam. That is, until one of her classmates breaks the news to her that her Grandpa can’t be an Indian anymore because he lives in a house just like everyone else. But Missy isn’t about to let someone strip her Grandpa of his heritage if she can help it. If there’s a way to keep her Grandpa from losing his identity, she’s going to find it, and she knows just who to enlist to help her find that solution! Whether your ancestors are First Nations peoples or settlers, Missy’s approach to resolving the conundrum her classmate has tossed her way gets the job done.
BARRACUDAS AND IMPALAS
(Published: July 2013)
You can always expect a spirited discussion when you visit a classic car show, but it’s not often that one of the most excited classic car fans happens to be a 7-year-old child. But then again, Missy Barrett isn’t just any child. She’s Missy Barrett, and she’s on a mission to find out as much about her favorite cars as any child can possibly learn. But it’s not just about asking questions or getting a close-up view of those cars. Missy takes it one step further by phoning her grandpa and sharing. What you didn’t know about Bonnie and Clyde or the President of the USA will amaze you as Missy regales her grandpa with everything she’s learned. Whether you’re a classic car owner or you just love cars, what Missy has to say about good old-fashioned automotive ingenuity is bound to rekindle your passion for the cars of days gone by.