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Keeping It Relevant

March 22, 2016


I’ve been busy lately, but there have been some pretty major events in the news that were difficult to miss. A couple of them relate directly to middle grade/young adult literature. President Obama became the first US president on 90 years to visit Cuba. US-Cuba Relations have been intense since 1898 but in 1961, they […]


May 19, 2013


I put down roots in the Haute this weekend. We’ve finally had a sustained break from all the rain and hopefully there will be no more morning frost so I got vegetables and herbs planted in my garden. There are a couple of pieces of land close to campus that have been divided into plots […]

March Releases, 2013

February 28, 2013

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In March 2011 I found 16 MG & YA releases, in 2012 I found 4 and this year, 6. Nonetheless, this looks like a pretty impressive list of books! All are very establish authors. (clicking the image will take you to a description of the book.)     The Keysha Diaries, Volume One: Keysha’s Drama\If […]

Saturday Trailer: The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

August 11, 2012

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What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Meg Medina’s The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind was published in the US earlier this year and came out in June in the UK.  Medina created the Hope Tree Project to launch her book. She distributing art weight foil to Virginia high school students and […]

book review: The girl who could silence the wind

May 9, 2012

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book review: The girl who could silence the wind author: Meg Medina date: Candelwick Press; 2012 main character: Sonia Ocampo From the time of her birth, the people of Tres Montes have believed that Sonia was a special gift, that she could work miracles for them. They pin milagros to her baby blanket and they continue pinning […]