Author Archives: madelyn

Georgia on My Mind: ALA Recap

My acting history is fairly short. I was a box of granola in a play about the four food groups. (I know there are more food groups now; I’m old.) I was a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I … Continue reading

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Books about the Refugee Experience

The news is filled with stories about refugees: what’s happening to them and the debate over them. There are citizens who believe it’s our moral obligation to give them safe harbor. There’s a new president who has barred many of … Continue reading

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First Day Hikes

I love any idea that will get people outside more. Just thought I’d share this post from Virginia State Parks. The initiative is nationwide. Hoping you get outside — not just Jan. 1 but all year!  

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New Year’s Resolutions from Authors and Illustrators

It’s a new year, and many of us are reflecting on how we want to approach it in our personal lives, our creative lives, and the intersection between the two. I won’t provide a Venn diagram here, but as you … Continue reading

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What to Tell the Children About Trump

I was trying to tuck the kids in late last night with words that would allow them to sleep. I reminded them that we are surrounded with good people, people who are not prejudiced, people who understand what is happening … Continue reading

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