Tag Archives: kidlit

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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Genre Jumper: Pamela Ehrenberg

The first book I read by Pamela Ehrenberg was Ethan, Suspended, a novel about Ethan Oppenheimer, who is shipped off to his grandparents in Washington, D.C. while his parents are busy not getting along at home. HerĀ Tillmon County Fire, told … Continue reading

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Nanny X Behind the Scenes

So my mother-in-law just won the Mother-in-Law of the Year award, at least in my book, for patiently submitting to the direction of a very particular director (Kid No. 1), not to mention wearing a leather jacket in July. The … Continue reading

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Teen ’14

Last October, I went to the library and made a bunch of new friends. I could wax poetic and talk about books, and how books become your friends, and how they’re always waiting for you at the library, but this … Continue reading

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Erica Perl

I have yet to see Erica Perl in a pair of Clark-Kent glasses, but if she did wear them — and then took them off — there’s a distinct possibility that she’dĀ  sprout a leotard and cape. Because Erica is … Continue reading

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