Lisa Douglass is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, and Loyola College in Maryland, where she earned a Master of Engineering Science degree. She is a software development consultant for the United States Federal Government.
A Baltimore native, Lisa has many talents, one of them being author of a series of children’s books that promote strong families.Lisa’s books are based on stories her mother told her when Lisa was a child, stories from her mother’s childhood in a Baltimore row house.These recollections inspired Lisa to create the Gwendolyn Baloney Lomax book series.Parents, teachers, children, and other avid readers of children’s books can learn more about the series and purchase the books online at http://www.baloneybooks.com/.
Baloney Books® have a strong social science theme, a natural extension of Lisa’s background in history and political science studies.Five-year-old Gwendolyn Baloney, the main character in Lisa’s three books, takes the reader to her world, one of wanting to go to school, visiting the south, and going on a movie date with her sister and her sister’s boyfriend.In today’s fast-paced world, Baloney Books® depicts a simpler and happier life and teaches children lasting values.
Offering stories that help to reinforce basic instructional and performance objectives of the Social Studies curriculum is Lisa’s contribution to furthering what she believes to be the purpose of every citizen:understanding how each of us is responsible for relating the past to the present; recognizing changes and similarities in culture, and fostering young thinkers who contribute to building strong global communities through understanding rules, rights, and responsibilities in the family microcosm.
Baloney Books® offers instructional guides for the Kindergarten Grade Social Studies curriculum, focusing on the study of children and their immediate environment.Individual, family, and community themes are highlighted in the companion guides for the book series, available for download at http://www.baloneybooks.com/.
Children’s book writer, Lisa Douglass, understands the significance of preparing children for their role in the global community and puts it to practice in a uniquely educational way that appeals to children, their parents, and educators.