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book review: Black and White: The confrontation between Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor

December 27, 2011

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title: White and Black: The confrontation between Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor author: Larry Dane Brimner date: Calkins Creek; December 2011 non-fiction White and Black takes us back to the 1950s and 60s when two strong leaders, Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor, confronted each other almost daily over the issue of […]

Books for Teens

December 27, 2011

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This from YALSA’s Books for Teens: Christmas has come and gone and Hannukah is on its last of eight nights.  But maybe you have it in you to give one more gift this year.  How about giving a teen in an under-resourced community the gift of reading by making a donation to YALSA’s Books for Teens?  Your year-end gift to […]

Merry Christmas/Cookie Traditions

December 26, 2011


Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Bon Natale! I wish each of you a joyful, safe, healthy and warm holiday season! And, I wish you delicious cookies to munch while you read a wonderful book! This is my last cookie post! I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting authors and bloggers and finding recipes for new cookies! […]

Cookie Traditions

December 24, 2011

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O yes, it’s Christmas: I woke up this morning to find a bright red Mercedes in my garage! My son and DIL are here!! This is one of the rare holidays that all my children are home and it’s one of the best holiday’s I’ve had in a long, long time! Adding to the special […]

book reviews

December 23, 2011


Have you been missing my book reviews? I have been reading books, just not writing much! I have several book reviews today on four very different books. I’m now 5 posts away from 1000! We the Animals by Justin Torres date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011 We Are the Animals is the story of one family, […]

Cookie Traditions

December 22, 2011


Neesha Meminger, author of Jazz in Love and Shine Coconut Moon is sharing today’s recipe. She’s also featured on The Book Smugglers today where she shares a rather unusual recent experience as well as an opportunity to win a copy of her new book, Into the Wise Dark. Reading that book and munching on some […]

Cookie Traditions

December 14, 2011


I hope you’re enjoying all the’ recipes’, all the ways my special guests have for supplying holiday cookies! If I hadn’t already baked my cookies, I know I’d be making several of these recipes myself! Yes, I’d be baking because there just aren’t many bakeries here in Indianapolis where I could go to purchase a […]

BookWish Essay Contest

December 13, 2011


Win a literary agent or acclaimed author’s feedback on your unpublished manuscript for young adult or middle grade readers.  This rare opportunity is being offered to the six winners of an essay contest recently announced by the literacy charity Book Wish Foundation.  See for full details. You could win a manuscript critique from: Laura Langlie, literary […]

Cookie Traditions

December 13, 2011


On of my few online friends that I’ve been able to meet in person is author Medeia Sharif. We met at ALAN last month and had dinner one evening with Lyn Miller Lachmann. I think Medeia and I share a real passion for teaching teamed with frustration for the condition of public education. Unlike me, […]