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Thursday Thoughts: March: Book One – Learning From the Original Resistors

I've been wanting to read March: Book One for quite a while now. The concept intrigued me, a graphic novel series chronicling the life of John Lewis...

Breaking My Book “Type” – My Diverse Book Year

You often hear people say "That's not my type of thing" or "He wasn't my type" or "That's not a type of food I like." Whether you're talking about people, food or, yes, even books, everyone has a "type." Some people are romance types, some people are non-fiction types, some people are memoir types, science fiction, fantasy, young adult...there are many book types to choose from and many ways to pigeon hole yourself.

Traveling with The Travelers: Atlanta Edition

If you are a metaphorical frequent flier on my blog, you know that I am a frequent flier in the skies. And this week I jetted off again. This time to Atlanta, with my book in tow as always because it's fun to take a shot or two of the city I'm visiting with it if I can...

Semantics Saturday: Wielding the Word Crybaby

Words in life, like words and books, can be used incorrectly or wielded to for good and for bad. The word "crybaby" is usually not in the "good" category. However, maybe it should be. On behalf of all crybabies out there I have decided yes, I'm a crybaby and I actually like this term…

Top 10 Tuesday: Enlightening Books About Immigrants

Now seems like the perfect time to remind America exactly where we'd be without immigrants (hint: we wouldn't exist) because unless you're a Native American, your ancestors were immigrants. Here are 10 books (fiction and nonfiction) about American immigration that are definitely worth the read to help become more enlightened about the plight and the contributions of immigrants. These books remind us that immigrants are people, just like everyone else, with hearts, minds, ideas and struggles.

The People United Can Make a Difference: The Power of Protest

Yesterday, thousands of people at JFK airport in New York City and Dulles airport outside Washington, DC, and other cities across the US went to the arrival terminals of international airports and said to the people coming into the US from other countries - We stand with you.

Who Was the Poet Emma Lazarus and Why is She More Important Than Ever?

Emma Lazarus. It's not a name you probably know. But, you know her words. You've heard them before, even if you've decided to forget them...

“Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History”: 10 Books About Great Women Misbehaving

At the Woman's March this weekend in DC, I saw a poster with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, "Well-behaved women seldom make history." I love this quote. I want to get it tattooed on my arm. In honor of those women and continuing the ideals embodied in the Women's March this weekend, here are 10 books about women "behaving badly" and making a difference doing it.

Books Over Looks Blog Series: Top 10 Books of 2016 – A Kid’s Perspective

On this blog I have a series called Books Over Looks. The goal is to focus on how books can help stimulate the minds of young people. In that spirit, today's blog is from the mind of my 11-year-old daughter. Here are her top 10 books of 2016 to, hopefully, help inspire other kids to read more.

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