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You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!

My first finished book of 2019 is You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P.! and it is one that I would highly recommend. Alex Gino created something really special with this book and it deserves to be in all middle school libraries. Why? Because it deals with privilege and racism, important yet challenging topics that need... Continue Reading →

The Poetry of US

As a child, poetry was an integral part of my reading life simply because it was wrapped up in the things available to kids. I was fascinated by Shel Silverstein and of course read a lot of Mother Goose. I don’t remember focusing on poetry until junior high where we learned all of the different... Continue Reading →

The Boy and the Giant

Why would a kind giant who helps out a village not want to be seen? "Because people are scared of things that are different. And sometimes, they're not so nice." That's what Billy's grandad tells him when he doesn't believe that the "Giant of Gableview" is real. It is a lesson that all of us... Continue Reading →

Kindness is a Simple Act

We live in an unfortunate time where there is a lot of anger and hatred. Where there is a fear of being different - fear of mean acts, mean words, deportation, violence, and general cruelty. Raising children in this age is extra challenging. It is harder to shield them from cruelty if they are already... Continue Reading →

Sarai is an Awesome Kid

Thank you for the review copy of this book which will be published 9/11/18. All opinions are my own. Sarai Gonzalez wakes up every morning to a poster reminding her that she is awesome, a pretty great way to start the day. Sarai is a bright girl with an entrepreneurial mind and a strong sense... Continue Reading →

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