Posts Categorized: Book Reviews and Author Interviews

  • Meet Your Immigrant-American Neighbor Giveaway

    My Giveaways Continue on this late August day.  My theme is books about our immigrant neighbors. Some of the books tell stories set in the homelands of families now in the U.S.  It’s meeting immigrant families here in my state that has led to  read books to help me understand their cultures.  Here is one:…

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  • August Giveaway – Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

    Congratulations to the winner of my first August Giveaway – Amazing Books to Help Students Meet New Americans. One Good Thing about America by Ruth Freeman goes to a teacher in New Hampshire.  This week, it’s a story of migrations for the youngest of readers,  Duncan Tonathiu’s Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote. It’s an award winning…

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  • Elsa Marston’s Love Affair with Lebanon

    Here is what I imagine.  Elsa Marston’s literary love affair with Lebanon and the Middle East might also have been about a love affair with her husband, Iliya Harik. He was from Lebanon and taught at Indiana University all their married life.  Elsa Marston has just died.  I can say she was my colleague, but…

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  • Illustrating Love: Nickie Tadgell on Art for REAL SISTERS PRETEND

    I met illustrator Nickie Tadgell at a We Need Diverse Books event at Annie’s Book Swap in Worcester, Massachusetts. Nickie is the illustrator of many books including the beautiful FATUMA’S NEW CLOTH by Leslie Builion.  Nickie’s just illustrated a new book, REAL SISTERS PRETEND by Megan Dowd Lambert, the story of a mixed race family…

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