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Longmont, Colorado, resident Daniel Blegen is an author of juvenile nonfiction and fiction, a poet, a playwright, and a freelance writer for magazines and newspapers.

Bob Sakata: American Farmer is Dan’s second book for upper elementary and middle school readers. He also wrote, with co-author Melvin Bacon, Bent’s Fort: Crossroads of Cultures on the Santa Fe Trail. Dan conducts writing workshops for all ages and gives talks on Colorado history for schools and other organizations. His presentation on Bent’s trading fort is often “a real 1840s fandango,” including a live mini-concert of songs actually played at the historic trade center.

Dan Blegen taught literature, speech, drama, composition, creative writing, and journalism at the middle school, high school, and community college levels for 34 years.  He has a B.A. in English from Concordia Teachers College (now Concordia University, Chicago) and an M.A. in education from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Visit Dan on-line at DanielBlegen.com




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Bob Sakata was born near San Francisco, California, in  1926. As a teenager in 1941, he was among the 120,000 Japanese Americans relocated to internment camps during World War II. He overcame poverty, prejudice, and personal hardship to become a successful and innovative farmer. His family has owned and operated Sakata farms near Brighton, Colorado, for more than sixty years.

Daniel Blegen brings Bob Sakata's inspiring story to the Filter Press Now You Know Bio series.  

For ages 9 and up. Click to order.   




Bent's Fort
Crossroads of Culture on the Santa Fe Trail

Paperback $ 12.95



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