"This book is a must read for anyone that wants to experience the nostalgia of growing up with family, playing with friends and experiencing the bond of family. My son who is 12 absolutely loved this book and has taken it to his school for others to read. Well written for the middle school age as well as for those older. We look forward to other works from the author!"

S. Parker-Basia, Parent

"I really enjoyed reading the book Summertime with Lizzie B. Hayes.  I was reading it when I was spending time with my Aunt Denise in Newark, NJ.  I liked the fact that Lizzie never gave up trying to stay in Newark, NJ when she didn’t want to go to South Philadelphia.  However, when she got there she really liked it and didn’t want to come home when the two weeks were up.  I am waiting for there to be another book about Lizzie maybe in the fall when she goes back to school.”

Y. Halstead 4th grade student

"This wonderful novel is a delightful tale of a sweet protagonist as she comes of age during the summer of her youth. Readers of all ages will enjoy this journey with the precocious Lizzie and recall the triumphs and challenges of family visits that relate to one and all! I highly recommend Ms. Carter’s book for a trip down memory lane. Children will be served a big helping of fun!"

S. Grain Carter, FIT Professor

"For anyone trying to share what it was like growing up in Newark during the 50’s and 60’s this is a must read. So happy that KP captured the essence of our lives!"

B. Quinn, Media Speciallist

"KP Carter took a tragic event in the life of our country and weaved it into a marvelous account of childhood innocence. The writing was simple yet tutorial, and the graphics connected the pieces like a finished crossword puzzle. Ms. Carter proved that a book for children can be educational for adults and enjoyed by any person, no matter their persuasion."

M. Little, Author


"Thank you for taking the time to speak to my students. Your presentation was very engaging and filled with music, games, and the history of Newark, NJ.I am truly thankful that you shared your work with us." 

W. Brooks - 7th grade teacher

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