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Kid Lit Review of “The Visitor” by Antje Damm

This unusual book for children is translated from the German. It tells the story of an anxious older woman, Elise, who is fearful of just about everything and will not leave her house. She cleans obsessively, so is quite flummoxed … Continue reading

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Black History Month Kid Lit Review of “Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop” by Alice Faye Duncan

These days, I find myself feeling the loss of Martin Luther King, Jr. even more acutely, so I tend to grab up anything new about him. This book for kids tells a great story, based on a real little girl … Continue reading

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Black History Month Kid Lit Review of “Be A King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You” by Carole Boston Weatherford

This book begins with two quotes. The first is from the late Congresswoman Shirley Chishom: “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” The second is from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Everybody can … Continue reading

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Black History Month Kid Lit Review of “Hammering for Freedom” by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

This book tells the true story of William “Bill” Lewis, born into slavery around 1810. His biological father was Colonel James Lewis, a slaveholder who owned a plantation in Winchester, Tennessee. Colonel Lewis decided Bill should train to be a … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Incredible Sporting Champions (Brilliant Women)” by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw

This illustrated book for readers aged nine and up is part of a series of books about “brilliant women” who have made their marks in fields traditionally seen as only appropriate for men. There are eight women who receive four-page … Continue reading

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