Category Archives: non-fiction

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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Book Review: Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

There is a wealth of information and speculation on how technology affects us. Books like The Shallows: what the Internet is doing to our brains have crystallized concerns (which have been extensively debated) that technological advances can have a significant downside for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, by Michael Oren

Appointed by Bibi Netanyahu, historian Michael Oren served as Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. Born and raised in New Jersey, Oren moved to Israel in 1979 and served with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  He … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels and Comics for Kids

Getting books in the hands of kids, especially reluctant readers, is something I am very passionate about. So I outwardly cringe when I hear an adult tell a child that a graphic novel or comic book is just a bunch of … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Is Where You Belong, by Melody Warnick

Coming off of a national election you might be, like me, a little exhausted by the stream of constant news and opinion about The Future of the Country. Melody Warnick has an antidote to all that preoccupation with national goings-on: … Continue reading

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