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Sue Luxa
by Sue Luxa, Author
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My books were written specifically for 3-4-5 graders to enhance the Colorado history curriculum.  In the back of the book, there are activity pages to further the study of Colorado history and as aides for teachers who are using the books in the classroom.

The premise for the books is to place a fictional child in a particular Colorado town (Denver, Golden, Cripple Creek) at historic times in the town's development and have these children interact with famous people who lived in those towns at that time.

A Cabin in Cripple Creek: Mary and Hannah experience the boom-and-bust days in Cripple Creek during the 1890's.  They meet the wealthy Winfield Scott Stratton, owner of the Independence mine.

One Golden Summer: Daniel Blair meets several people in Golden in the summer of 1873, including Adolph Coors.

Denver Days: Young Katie meets and helps Aunt Clara Brown during her later years in Denver.


Sue Luxa is an author of historical Colorado fiction books for children (Children of Colorado Series):Denver Days, One Golden Summer and A Cabin in Cripple Creek.  Luxa is a former teacher and elementary-school librarian.  Her degrees are from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and Denver University.


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