Southwest Children's Literature

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About the Reviewers: This is a photograph of Bethany and Sam(Fall 2005)

Bethany Price grew up in Chandler, Arizona and graduated from Chandler High School in 2001. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Nathan, and puppy, Dash. She has attended Mesa Community College where she studied real estate and Pima Community College where she began seeking out her passion- teaching! Bethany is currently a student in the Northern Arizona University- Tucson campus Elementary Education Program. She loves working with children and is interested in finding fun, innovative ways to teach. Bethany's passion for teaching is mirrored in her passion for learning. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and swimming and loves to learn new crafts and develop new skills in various areas.

Samantha Smith is a junior and a first-year student at Northern Arizona University-Tucson Program. She will graduate in May 2007 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Before attending NAU, she went to Pima Community College for two years. She has plans to teach Kindergarten or First-grade. She has always loved working with young children and hopes to be able to make a difference in the lives of those she will teach. Her other interests include crafts, reading and being with her family.