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Kid Lit Review of “I Am Not A Number” by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer On Forced Re-Education of Canadian Native Children

In an afterword by Jenny Kay Dupuis we learn: “I Am Not a Number is based on the true story of my granny, Irene Couchie Dupuis, an Anishinaabe woman who was born into a First Nation community that stretched along … Continue reading

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Review of “What Light” by Jay Asher

This young adult novel version of a Hallmark channel Christmas movie is set in California. Sierra, now 16, and her family leave Oregon every year for a month to sell trees from their Christmas tree farm in a lot three … Continue reading

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Review of “Deck the Hounds” by David Rosenfelt

This adorable book, perfect for the Christmas season, is book #18 of this stand-up comedy/mystery/dog-related legal procedural crime series. We have not read all of them, but it’s not a problem to follow the plots no matter which book you … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Hawk Rising” by Maria Gianferrari

This book follows a day in the life of a father hawk trying to feed his offspring and a young girl who watches him with her binoculars. The prose is spare and alliterative, making prominent use of action verbs and … Continue reading

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December 5 – National Sacher Torte Day

Sacher Torte Day is observed annually on December 5. Sacher Torte,  also known as Sachertorte, is one of Austria’s most famous confections. It is a type of chocolate cake (or torte) that was invented by a sixteen-year-old apprentice chef, Franz … Continue reading

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