Finding Family

Finding Family

For animals, there are true stories of one species adopting the young of another, but it is rare that two species who are “kind of enemies” in nature come together as family.

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Choosing Brave

Choosing Brave

My school education did not include Emmett Till’s shooting, beating, and death by two white men in Mississippi. Three books published after 2005 brought Mamie Till-Mobley into focus.

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Walking Grandma Home

Two Books about Grief

This week, I’m recommending two books that will help adults and children find paths into discussions about this part of life, Sitting Shiva and Walking Grandma Home. 

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Clay Lab for Kids

Clay Lab for Kids

I’ve never worked with clay. So when I saw this book I wondered if it’s a way for me to get started. The answer is yes but even more importantly, this is a great book for kids!

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Bake Make and Learn to Cook Vegetarian

Bake, Make & Learn to Cook Vegetarian

The Great British Baking Show winner David Atherton grew up eating vegetarian food, so showing kids that this type of eating is tasty and easy to prepare is a mission for him. Kids appreciate that eating green is healthy for the planet, too.

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Maizy Chen's Last Chance

Maizy Chen’s Last Chance

This book has everything going for it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wind up caring about the characters, and you’ll want to eat at the Golden Palace in Last Chance, Minnesota.

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Meow The Truth about Cats

Meow! The Truth about Cats

I have a love / dislike relationship with cats. If someone had handed me this book after that first incident walking home from school … well, I think I would have understood cats better. 

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Action How Movies Began

Action!: How Movies Began

The invention of film and movies? This book captures that very early “how do we record movement and play it back so people can watch who aren’t anywhere near what’s taking place” fervor.

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