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About That Unique* Weblog

Adjusting to car culture, dealing with leaving a career I loved, and spouting off along the way. Do The Most Good.

Review: Cannabis – The Illegalization of Weed in America

Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America, Box Brown’s impassioned history lesson about Cannabis and its journey towards illegalization, takes readers from ancient religious traditions in India (see an excerpt here) to Mexico to opaque motivations and actions on the … Continue reading

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Review: Catwad

Honestly, I flipped through CATWAD: It’s Me when it was first sent to me and almost tossed it directly into the donation pile. Luckily, before my rush to judgment could cause a CATastrophe, my kids saw it, grabbed it, and … Continue reading

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Review: The Girl He Used to Know

New York Times Bestselling Author Tracey Garvis Graves has a new book coming out on April 2nd, and THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW is going to be a fantastic springtime read. I’m not usually a reader of books in … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: One Drop Mural

I was driving up this street, stopped in a line of cars waiting for the red light to change, when I first noticed this mural that I must have driven by at least a few times before. It literally made … Continue reading

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Review: JEDI ACADEMY — Revenge of the Sis

Christina Starspeeder, older sister to Victor Starspeeder, is the focus in this 7th book in the popular Jedi Academy series: REVENGE OF THE SIS. The graphic novel, written by Jarrett J. Krosoczka & Amy Ignatow, continues the relatable and fun style … Continue reading

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Review: FAKERS, An Insider’s Guide to Cons, Hoaxes, and Scams

Whether the young people in your life believe every tall tale or have already developed their cynicism into an art, FAKERS is sure to entertain and educate them about both the history and the current state of cons, hoaxes, and … Continue reading

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Review: Nightmare Detective: The Skeleton King

Nightmare Detective: The Skeleton King by first-time author Monk Inyang, is a fast-paced and fun read that addresses both fighting fears (real and imagined) and strengthening confidence in young people. The novel’s main character, 12-year old Uko Hill, a Black boy … Continue reading

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Review: Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens

The collection of 13 short stories that makes up UNBROKEN: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens is diverse in almost every way imaginable. Edited by Marieke Nijkamp, the stories feature varied disabilities, ranging from legal blindness to deep anxiety to using … Continue reading

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Review: Struttin’ With Some Barbecue

STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBECUE, written by Patricia Hruby Powell and illustrated by Rachel Himes, showcases the personality, talent, and successes of Lil Hardin Armstrong, the First Lady of Jazz.  This biography in verse is fun to read and filled with … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Repeat!!! Repeat.

Good advice from outside 23 Skiddoo. Take it several times a day. 23 Skiddoo in Bloomfield has fantastic hot drinks, a comfortable room with lots of seating, and a laidback and open atmosphere.

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