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The New Normal: Keeping Up My Book Momentum! (+Brief Reviews)

February was another great book month! I read some great books. Here are all the books I read in Feb + brief reviews .

Historical Perspective from a Graphic Novel: Reading John Lewis’ Compelling Series March

I really don't know much about black history. Considering it's black history month, I feel it's important to admit this...

A Letter to the Principal: How I Waded into the “Take a Knee” Debate with my Middle Schooler

Most people would call me opinionated. I'm passionate about what I believe. I teach my daughter to be passionate as well. Still, one month into school, I didn't expect to find myself typing the words, "Dear Principal. I am writing in regards to an incident today in class."

For Banned Books Week!…Books that Were Banned for Ridiculous Reasons

Banned books week crept up on me! I usually keep an eye on bookish "holidays" but with my busy schedule this one almost passed me by. ALMOST! Luckily I have some friends who help me remember these things.

Monday Blog: A Tale of Two (Indie) Bookstores

Independent bookstores, like people, have their own personalities. That's why I prefer these stores to the cavernous and cold Barnes and Nobles of the world. Going to a new indie bookstore is like making a new friend. And I made two recently in Washington, DC.

Ten for Tuesday: 10 Great Books Featuring Inspirational Teachers

This weekend in Washington, DC, there will be a march. Shocking I know. This is a good one though. It's a march for public education. In honor of the cause, here are 10 great books about inspirational teachers, the lifeblood of our public education system.

Friday 5: Jane Austen Throws Shade, Fairies are Real & More of the Best Bookish Articles This Week

This is one of my favorite blogs to write. On Friday, I pick five book-related articles from the last week (or so) that I really loved and share them so everyone else can love them too! This week brings us Shady Jane, fierce fairies and lots more bookish fun!

Friday Five: eBooks, Muggles, Coloring, Oh My! My 5 Favorite Bookish Stories of the Week

This is my new favorite regular blog topic - writing about my five favorite bookish stories of the week. Every week I find tons of stories about books and writing that are so compelling, it's hard to choose just five. And I know not everyone has time to read through all the news, let alone news about books... 

Review: The Hate U Give – A Powerful Star in the YA Universe

Yes, young adult books can be powerful, compelling and entertaining. The Hate U Give is just that. It's also one of the rare books I would classify as "illuminating," maybe even "life-changing." Here is why anyone who wants to understand others should read it...

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