“A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey” explores history through rocks.

HAWTHORNE, NJ – Local author Veronica MacDonald Ditko is launching her first book entitled “A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey.” Children learn best through tangible objects like rocks. The book explores the history of Hawthorne, NJ through rocks and inspires school-aged youngsters to look at their surroundings, learn from what they can touch and see, and search for more.

The book runs through Prehistoric times to present day in Hawthorne with compelling language, photos, and go-get-em encouragement. Children will not even realize they are absorbing history and learning some earth science along the way. It is available on Amazon.com (see link below), as well as Bookends in Ridgewood and Shop Local by Rebel Child Designs in Hawthorne for $9.99.

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Veronica will be present at the following upcoming events:

  1. Sunday September 9, Green Fair at the Hawthorne Farmers Market, 345 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ, 9am-2pm
  2. Saturday September 22, Hawthorne Day, corner of Wagaraw Road and May Street, Hawthorne, NJ, noon-5pm

The first 100 children to visit her table at each event will receive a complimentary pencil with “You Rock!” stamped on it.

Veronica has written many articles of local interest in New Jersey and worked for newspapers in Massachusetts and NJ, as well as mainstream, business and trade magazines. She is the face behind the longtime “An Accidental Anthropologist” blog. See more about her on Facebook at “Veronica MacDonald Ditko, Writer.”

If you would like more information about the book or the author, please contact Veronica MacDonald Ditko. She is also available for interviews, book talks, presentations and signings.