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“Remember the Ladies” And Their Novels…

In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a look at three classic woman-authored novels featuring female lead characters. The Street—–Ann Petry (1946) Ann Petry (1908-1997) was the first African-American woman to write a novel selling over a million copies. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monstress by Marjorie Liu

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, I chose to review a graphic novel made by women, of women, and for all.  In a rare team-up, the author (Marjorie Liu), illustrator (Sana Takeda), and editor (Jennifer M. Smith) are all women, … Continue reading

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Picture Books for Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History month and what better way to teach our kids about the awesome ladies of the past than with some amazing picture books. It is important that we teach our children, especially girls, that they have all the potential … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon tells the tragic story of Tariq Johnson, a young black man fatally shot by a white man and how this act of violence affects an entire community. In Tariq’s hometown of Underhill, crime and … Continue reading

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Children’s February Reads: Bernard and the Problem Of Too Many Kisses

No more kisses for Bernard! story and pictures by Niki Daly ‘Tis the month of lovey-dovey stuff and lots of kisses but some kids hate kisses and Bernard is one of those kids. In No more kisses for Bernard!  his super … Continue reading

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