Author Archive

Plight of Immigrants

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With war, persecution, and violence prevalent in many parts of the world, refugees are fleeing in record numbers trying to find a better life elsewhere.  Their assimilation into a world new to them… Continue reading

Talk Like An Animal

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When animals talk in an easy picture book, they often do so to teach us human values or lessons in proper behavior.  Such is the case with the picture books listed below, all… Continue reading

Review: One Child

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In One Child, Mei Fong, a journalist, compiled a compelling investigation into the impact of the one child policy implemented in China had on the future of the country and the rest of… Continue reading

Hoorah for women!

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While realizing March is Women’s History month and recalling it took until 1920 for women to receive equal voting status with men, many feel one gender is still advantaged. The women’s movement took… Continue reading

Author/Illustrator Spotlight: Don Tate

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All of us have favorite authors, illustrators and books that we hold dear. Such is the case for me concerning the author/illustrator Don Tate. Being a friend of his on Facebook, I have… Continue reading

Review: Watch Out for Flying Kids!

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Young performers of Circus Harmony in St. Louis, Missouri and the Galilee Circus in Israel pushed the boundaries of working together. Since  many of us have been in awe of the acrobatic feats… Continue reading

Review: Tommy: The Gun That Changed America

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Tommy: The Gun that Changed America by Karen Blumenthal. 9781626720848. 2015. Gr. 7-10. The Tommy gun became the weapon of choice during the law and order era of the 1920’s and 30’s especially… Continue reading

Military Appreciation Day is Every Day

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With Veterans Day fast approaching, it behooves all adults to better familiarize our youth on what the day symbolizes for Americans. It is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended… Continue reading

Tell Me Your Story

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History is full of interesting people! Reading about the lives of others is often captivating. Sometimes luck comes into play, but often, it’s what’s inside of a person that compels them to be… Continue reading

We are all part of the human family

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Human rights and respect for others are values we want to instill in our children. As we grew up in the fifties, my parents taught us The Golden Rule of “Do unto others… Continue reading