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

Book Review: A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney

L.L. McKinney’s A BLADE SO BLACK doesn’t waste time before running headlong into action in this exciting and inventive take on Alice in Wonderland. With an Alice who resembles Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Dark Angel’s Max Guevera more than any … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks

THE DIVIDED EARTH, the third and final graphic novel in The Nameless City trilogy by Faith Erin Hicks, is more mature, deeply detailed, and ultimately satisfying for readers who have been following Rat and Kaidu’s friendship and adventures. The Divided Earth … Continue reading

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Review: Lost in the Library

I need to admit something. The cover of the lovely new picture book, LOST IN THE LIBRARY, is so endearing that I was almost – almost – disappointed in the actual story. Thankfully, the in-depth adventures of Fortitude, one of … Continue reading

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In Order To Form a More Compassionate Union

Thank you to Maya Wiley for a thoughtful, empathetic, in-depth response to last night’s callous and heinous performance of the current occupant of the Oval Office regarding Dr. Blasey Ford. This clip ends with Maya Wiley saying: “What we saw today … Continue reading

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Review: I Love You More Than…

The team that brought us MIXED ME! has a new contemplative and loving book out called I LOVE YOU MORE THAN… This new children’s book written by Taye Diggs and illustrated by Shane Evans is a celebration of strong and enveloping … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Life Without Art

Especially during moments, whether those moments last 60 seconds or much, much longer, when we feel the world is too much with us, art can lift us and hold us and help steady us on our paths forward. It’s pretty … Continue reading

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Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869

Fantasy, science, and adventure collide (sometimes literally) in Book One of Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869. This first installment of the series gives readers everything   needed to set up a classic adventure for kids: a … Continue reading

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Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman’s THE POWER sat on my nightstand for months as it waited patiently to be read. I resisted it because my husband had described some of his responses to the book, and it just didn’t sound like something I … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Lonely Dictator

I noticed this sticker on a local post box, and it made me stop and think. And as I’m trying to remain open-minded in a world that screams at me to further polarize, I snapped a photo to give myself … Continue reading

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Giveaway of Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds?

One of my favorite book series for helping to address topics with kids is the Build It Yourself series from Nomad Press. The books are written in a simple and understandable style without being condescending or dry. And the projects are … Continue reading

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