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On Fire

Blazing sights and sounds dominate the news.  Very young readers may have “tuned out” the U.S. impeachment firestorms, but the vivid, heartrending images of Australia’s animals burned in that country’s worst-ever firestorm season are unforgettable.  These wildfires sparked just as … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays? Family Woes and Wins

Santa Claus may not be this season’s biggest holiday myth.  A more troubling fantasy here in North America may be the myth of the perfectly happy, affluent family—one celebrating its winter holidays with big smiles in a bright, cheerful home … Continue reading

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Lively Looks at the Day of the Dead

 A spirited crowd welcomed author/illustrator Raina Telgemeier to the Twin Cities the other week.  Tweens in family and class groups filled a large university auditorium, excited to meet the popular, award-winning cartoonist, on national tour to promote her brand-new graphic … Continue reading

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Clocking the Years

Now that 2014 has eclipsed 2013, are you too clocking time? The years seem to speed by these days, yet I remember when it felt as though I had all the time in the world. In fact, as a child … Continue reading

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