Book Review: Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh

Tweet Flat-bottomed paper bags at the grocery store are the norm, now, but did you know that not so long ago people brought groceries home in a wooden crate? And that the person who invented the bags we see stacked … Continue reading

Book Review: Lincoln in His Own Words, Edited by Milton Meltzer

Tweet During the course of his public life, Abraham Lincoln left a vast record or speeches and correspondence that give insight into his views on important issues of the day. Lincoln in His Own Words, edited by historian Milton Meltzer, … Continue reading

Book Review: Maya Lin: Thinking With Her Hands by Susan Goldman Rubin

Tweet Maya Lin was thrust into the national spotlight when her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., completed as a college project, won out over other entries. In her early 20s, she found herself in a struggle … Continue reading

Book Review: Balderdash by Michelle Markel

Tweet With the mountain of great children’s books to choose from these days, one could be forgiven for imagining children’s publishing has been around as long as adult books have been available for the masses. But it wasn’t until John … Continue reading

Book Review: Some Writer! by Melissa Sweet

Tweet Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet clues young readers in on the life of Elwyn Brooks White, the beloved writer of Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. Born in 1899, … Continue reading

Book Review: I Dissent by Debbie Levy

Tweet Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become such an icon on the Supreme Court that she is now the subject of a picture book for young readers. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark was written by Debbie Levy, … Continue reading

Book Review: She Stood for Freedom by Loki Mulholland

Tweet In the late 1950s and early 60s, Joan Trumpauer was a teenager living in Virginia. The times were turbulent in the South, as court decisions went against the “separate but equal” mindset of race relations, and schools and other … Continue reading

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