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Review: The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy

This heartwarming and heartbreaking middle grade novel is honest and layered and true. THE BEST AT IT by first-time author Maulik Pancholy made me laugh out loud (for real, not in the LOL sense) on one page and then gasp … 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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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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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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March for ALL Our Lives

My sign for Newark’s #MarchForOurLives had several names and ages of children killed with firearms in New Jersey. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, but I wanted to include a range of places and ages. Please find details, from … Continue reading

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I am holding your hand.

I feel like we need to hear this today.  Current public discourse and breaking news and personal tragedies and life stresses and national events and expectations of action and more and more and more, empties our reserves and shreds our … Continue reading

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Review: Don’t Miss *Star Scouts: League of Lasers*

LEAGUE OF LASERS by Mike Lawrence, the sequel to STAR SCOUTS, is not only fun, it builds wonderfully on the characters and situations that were so enjoyable in the first book. The upcoming graphic novel flips back and forth between … Continue reading

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Books: The Best Gift Ever

If you choose books like I choose my wine, then you know that the cover (or label) can sometimes be an uneven predictor of what’s inside. So for this gift-giving season, I’m going to help you with a taste of … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Resisting Weariness

I’ve been sensing, both in myself and in those around me, a weariness — an overwhelming despair — thinking about the years ahead led by a President who is unqualified, dangerous, and hateful. Hillary Clinton anticipated this for us on Day … Continue reading

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What Makes Life Worth Living

Facebook “memories” is a pretty cool feature for those of us with less-than-perfect recall. And sometimes FB friends share posts that scroll onto your screen at the perfect time. With permission, I’m reposting this year old confession from a friend … Continue reading

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