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Heidi Mills and Tim O'KeefeHeidi Mills and Tim O'Keefe are the recipients of the 2014 NCTE Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts Award. Heidi Mills is an endowed professor in the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina and the Curriculum and Development Specialist at the Center for Inquiry. Tim O’Keefe is a teacher of grades 2—3 at the Center for Inquiry. Both graduated with degrees in education from Indiana University, where they met and became a team professionally and personally. 
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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace PippinA Splash of Red:  The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

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