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Kid Lit Review of “Leave Me Alone!” by Vera Brosgol

This is a cute story for ages 4-7 about a grandmother who lives in a small house with a big family, and can never get her knitting done with all the interruptions. Increasingly frustrated, she packs up all her things … Continue reading

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Review of “Lola” by Melissa Scrivner Love

In the L.A. suburb of Huntington Park, Lola Vasquez, 26, is the de facto leader of the Crenshaw Six, a small-time gang helping to distribute drugs and collect cash for a larger, more powerful cartel. In theory, the gang’s leader … Continue reading

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Review of “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. Daniel Kahneman won a Nobel Prize in economics for the work he did with his long-time intellectual partner, Amos Tversky. (Tversky probably would have shared in the prize had he lived.) Remarkably, … Continue reading

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Review of “All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders

In the “Acknowledgments” at the end of this fantasy book, the author writes: “I really hope you guys enjoyed this book. If you didn’t, or if there was stuff that didn’t make sense to you or seemed too random, just … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Thunder Boy Jr.” by Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie, who won a multitude of awards for his young adult book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, here enters the children’s market with his first picture book. He explained to Ron Charles of The Washington Post … Continue reading

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