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Kid Lit Review of “We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know” by Traci Sorell

This book for older young readers covers twelve topics relating to the experiences of Native Americans: Assimilation, Allotment, Indian New Deal, Termination, Relocation, Tribal Activism, Self-Determination, Indian Child Welfare and Education, Religious Freedom, Economic Development, Language Revival, and Sovereign Resurgence. … Continue reading


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Review of “Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued” by Peter Sís

International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2023, is an excellent time to read this outstanding book. In his inimitable style, Czechoslovakian émigré Peter Sís relates, as well as illustrates, the story of the Englishman Nicholas Winton, called Nicky, who … Continue reading

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Review of “River of the Gods” by Candice Millard

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. This saga recounts the story of the 19th-century search by a team of explorers, beginning in 1854, to find the source of the White Nile River, the longest river in the world. … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Stephen Biesty’s Incredible Cross-Sections”  by Richard Platt

Readers of all ages will spend hours lost in enchantment perusing these detailed cutaway images of the insides of a castle, observatory, galleon ship, ocean liner, submarine, coal mine, tank, oil rig, cathedral, jumbo jet, car factory, helicopter, opera house, … Continue reading

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Review of “The Locked Room” by Elly Griffiths

Note: Spoilers for previous books in this series. This is the 14th book in the excellent Ruth Galloway crime series. It begins in February, 2020, just before COVID takes hold in Great Britain. Ruth Galloway, 52 and a forensic archaeologist, … Continue reading

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