Tag Archive: Orca

Focus on Transgender Pride

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Yesterday was Mother’s Day. I am so lucky to have two remarkable children. I love them and they love me, they love each other, and we all enjoy each other’s company. And now… Continue reading

Posters, Marches, and Change: Letting young voices be heard

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Since the 1960s, protesters have used their rights to speak freely and to assemble, guaranteed by the First Amendment, by marching in Washington, D.C. and across the country. Of the five largest protests… Continue reading

Simple Acts of Kindness in Picture Books

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As adults, we struggle with how we can make a difference in the world. Think how much more helpless young children feel. The picture books below teach that kindness begins at home and… Continue reading

Summer + Water = Fun!

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As a youngster, my June-August months were spent at my grandparents’ lake cabin (pictured above) in the little north-MN town of Aitkin, MN.  While “the cabin” offered a variety of activities in which… Continue reading

Engaging Your Struggling Readers

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Here in the Collection Development department at Mackin, we get a lot of requests from librarians for high interest/low reading level fiction for their struggling readers. We often find ourselves pointing these librarians… Continue reading

Animals & the City

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Last year, a white-tailed deer in my neighborhood caused quite a stir.  We don’t see much large wildlife in my part of Minneapolis, so people who spotted the deer in the early morning… Continue reading