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Review of “Wild Trees” by Richard Preston

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. I lived in a public housing project until I was eight years old. There were no trees in the project. When I was eight, my family moved to a free standing house … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor” by Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs

This free verse monologue told as if in Hine’s voice and using some of his actual quotes introduces kids to Lewis W. Hine, a man who became instrumental in helping to alter America’s child labor laws. Born in 1874 in … Continue reading

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Review of “Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution” by Carlo Rovelli

This book functions as an introduction to quantum theory for beginners, and is quite lay-friendly. Quantum theory is that part of modern physics that explains the nature and behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level, where … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Breaking Waves: Winslow Homer Paints the Sea” by Robert Burleigh

Winslow Homer, born in 1836, became a famous American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art, and he was … Continue reading

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Review of “Arabella” by Georgette Heyer

The star of this Regency romance is Arabella Tallant, one of eight children of a vicar without much fortune. Thankfully for Arabella, she has a well-placed godmother in London – Arabella Bridlington, after whom she was named – who offers … Continue reading

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