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Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust

Me and Patsy Kickin' Up Dust by Loretta Lynn and Patsy Lynn Russell, foreword by Dolly Parton Weary from what I've been seeing on the news each evening, I recently found myself looking for something light to read; something with charm and possible inspiration. I'm happy to say that I found just that in Loretta Lynn and her recently released book "Me and Patsy Kickin' Up Dust". As a fan of Patsy Cline's...

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Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children's and YA Books

This is part one in a multi-part series on diversity in children and young adult books. As protests continue across the country and activists work hard for justice and equality, it is more important than ever that we take initiative to learn about and seek out diverse perspectives to better understand the world around us. Sometimes, explaining the way the world works to our children, however, can seem very daunting....

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written by Ingrid Newkirk & Gene Stone, forward by Mayim Bialik, PhD As a lifetime lover of animals, I was immediately intrigued when I discovered this book. Although I’m not usually a great fan of non-fiction, I do enjoy learning when the subject is something that strikes a chord with me, and the phrase “new ways to show them compassion” did just that. I was hoping, selfishly, that those new ways...

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