I am very pleased to announce that I now have a read-aloud version of my picture book about John and Annie Bidwell. With the fantastic help of Jean Ping, I was able to turn this book into a video experience.
My heartfelt thanks go to Jean and to Kelly Noble, who suggested we do this. I also thank the staff at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, who allowed us to film inside Bidwell Mansion.
I hope this project will be especially useful for 3rd and 4th grade teachers and students. Even if you can’t visit Bidwell Mansion at this time, and you can’t get the book from the library, you can still enjoy the story of Chico’s pioneer couple.