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book review: Burn Baby Burn

December 30, 2016


title: Burn Baby Burn author: Meg Medina date: Candlewick Press; 2016 main character: Nora Lopez I was in my second year of college at the University of Cincinnati in 1977 so,  I recognize the music, the fashions and the language of that time. I recognized that disco ball on the cover of Burn Baby Burn but […]


December 28, 2016

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This break has been brutal. Too short. Too many disappointments. Too little cash. And I could stop there or, I could flip the coin. I’ve been busy getting things done. I’ve tapped into my creative energy. I’ve gotten some reading done. I’ve cleaned my diet up a bit more. I can go high, or I […]

Sunday Morning Reads

December 18, 2016


Around this time last year, my word for 2016 became “HARMONY”. It seemed like a pleasant enough word and I was sure I’d get as much out of it as I did ‘COURAGE’. ‘TENDERNESS’, and ‘SHINE’ in previous years. I remember with courage that I interviewed several people regarding their personal courage and I had […]

Book Review: The Last True Love Story

December 6, 2016

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title: The Last True Love Story author: Brendan Kiely publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon and Schuster; 2016 main character: Ted Hendrix (aka Hendrix) Young Adult Fiction There was something in the way Angie Manfredi described this book that made me want to read it sooner rather than later, so I rushed it to the top […]

New Releases: November & December

December 5, 2016

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The complete list for 2016 releases by Native Americans and Authors of Color can be found here.  I’ll continually update the page, so feel free to forward titles I’ve messed for readers ages 8 and up (MG and YA). NOVEMBER The Mermaid Girl by Xequina; Bedazzled Press. ages 9-12 A series of big storms flood […]