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Hena Khan and Amina’s Voice

I first met Hena Khan five years ago at an event we did for an organization called JAM DC. (The JAM is for Jews and Muslims.) At the time, I had just released The Schmutzy Family and Hena had just … Continue reading

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The End of the School Year

Now that my kids are older, I don’t see their teachers every day or even every week. But I hear about them. I hear about them at the dinner table and in the car on the way to soccer practice. … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Bergen County: Dana Cann

If you’ve ever been in a writing group, here is what you know: Some of the best stories ever written have not actually been published. Their pages are shared — consumed — by the rest of the group. A year … Continue reading

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Binge-watching

I usually reserve this space for talking about books, but today it’s TV, specifically The Librarians. It’s the only series I keep up with aside from Downton and Colbert. I started watching because I know a lot of super-hero librarians, … Continue reading

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Griffin’s Heart

Writing today to┬átell you about the┬árelease of LRW Lee’s fifth book in her Andy Smithson series. This one is called Vision of the Griffin’s Heart, and it’s out today. The book is about Andy Smithson, who was chosen to break … Continue reading

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