November 28, 2014
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Uniquely Rhode Island

Warwick resident, author and Community College of Rhode Island Professor of English, Roberta Humble has published her fourth book on Rhode Island. Her new book, “Little Rhody & the Other 49,” was written to flaunt Rhode Island but also to exhibit some of the distinctive elements of the other 49 states. For example, Idaho is recognized for its fine potatoes and the invention of television by Philo T. Farnsworth. Rhode Island is famous for Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head, which was the first toy ever advertised on television. The book has more than 300 images in full color. Each state has its wonders, but for every state, Rhode Island has a response. The little state, sometimes mistaken for Long Island, is properly recognized and agreeably so. From food, music, and sports to historic sites, religion, and colleges, little Rhode Island is judged as remarkable. “Little Rhody and the Other 49” is available online at westerlyarmory.com or in stores throughout the state (all listed on the website page). Humble is also the creator of three uniquely Rhode Island games available at local outlets.


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