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Celebrating Diversity with Picture Books

            I grew up in rural Iowa and rarely saw a person of color, I had no experience with sexual identity issues, and my religious knowledge consisted of what I learned at Sunday school. With continued education, life experience, and traveling outside of my...

SAWKILL GIRLS and SADIE – Fantastic Novels in Multiple POV

  I discovered two new favorite Young Adult (YA) novels – SADIE, by Courtney Summers, and SAWKILL GIRLS, by Claire Legrand. Each book held my attention and kept me reading to find answers and solve the mysteries buried in the pages. These novels share a common format...

Greta and Rosie : A Tale of Two Devious Dogs

 STORY BASED ON TRUE EVENTS . . .   Meet Rosie. Mild mannered. Spoiled. Afraid to walk on hard-wood floors unless her parents have rugs to make a path. Wakes you up on a chilly night to sneak under the covers. Recently put on a restrictive diet due to stomach...

‘Tis the Season – Family at the Holidays

‘Tis the season, and it’s my favorite. My radio station turns to Christmas music as soon as "O, Holy Night" begins to play (after Halloween), and I put the decorations up a little earlier to provide a splash of color to the winter gray. The winter doldrums are brushed...

Teaching Perseverance

I'm positive that kids get tired of hearing - "things are different than when I was a kid" . . . but they are! In my opinion, children face different social pressures, cyber bullying, and have to watch out for "drugs" in all forms - (don't eat the Tide Pods!) There...

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