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Imaginary Friends and Real Problems: Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw

Imaginary Friends and Real Problems: Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw

Lynn: Katherine Applegate prefaces the three parts of her new book, Crenshaw (2015) with quotes from one my favorite childhood books, Ruth Krauss’ A Hole is to Dig (1952). The quote from part three seemed exceptionally important to me: “The world is so you have something to stand on.” Meet Jackson, soon to be a fifth-grader. Jackson likes facts—true […]

The Power of Small Actions

The Power of Small Actions

Please welcome my guest blogger, Ryan Warner, who lives in Olympia Washington with his wife and son.  He fell in love with discovery and learning at a very young age and is never without a book. As an idealistic young person, I believed (as did many of my peers) that a great wave of revolution […]

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