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Wednesday Words: adumbrate
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Wednesday Words: adumbrate

Book: Waiting for God Author: Simone Weil Sentence: “These figures which adumbrate the core of her commitment are those of eating, looking, and walking toward; of gravity (pesanteur) and light; of slavery, nudity, poverty, and de-creation.” (From the Introduction by Leslie Fiedler) Word: adumbrate Definition: To produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline … Continue reading

Book Note: Sisters In Law by Linda Hirshman
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Book Note: Sisters In Law by Linda Hirshman

Sisters In Law by Linda Hirshman chronicles the women’s equality movement as it moved through a legislator in Arizona and a litigator in New York to the Supreme Court of the United States. Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg chartered unique paths in their contributions to accessibility, visibility, and respect for women, yet they intersected … Continue reading

Picture Book Reading Challenge: October 2016 (SCBWI Edition)
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Picture Book Reading Challenge: October 2016 (SCBWI Edition)

When I saw that the Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) was having a book blast special mid-October through mid-November it sparked an idea. To support these creative writers & illustrators, October’s list of my favorite picture books are selected from the SCBWI bookstore. If you want to get a glimpse of the exciting … Continue reading

Book Note (New Release): At Home in Exile by Russell Jeung
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Book Note (New Release): At Home in Exile by Russell Jeung

At Home in Exile is first of all Russell Jeung’s story. He writes of his family’s immigration from China to the United States, his voluntary decision to live in Oak Park Apartments in the part of Oakland, California known as the Murder Dubs, and his shared efforts to develop community and seek justice despite enormous … Continue reading

Picture Book Reading Challenge: September 2016
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Picture Book Reading Challenge: September 2016

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson Oh the “hair-larity!” Zoe’s hair is going to First Grade. Her Kindergarten teacher found ways for the hair to be useful so they didn’t have any problems. But in First Grade, Zoe’s hair has met it’s match. There are rules, after all. What … Continue reading