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What’s Making Me Happy This Week: Jason Reynolds and Glen Weldon

As a long time fan of Jason Reynolds, it has been a sheer delight to watch his star rise over the past year. My first introduction to Jason was with his book My Name is Jason. Mine Too. It’s a

What’s Making Me Happy This Week: Jason Reynolds and Glen Weldon

As a long time fan of Jason Reynolds, it has been a sheer delight to watch his star rise over the past year. My first introduction to Jason was with his book My Name is Jason. Mine Too. It’s a

“Daytripper” is a Timeless, Poignant Graphic Novel About Life, Love, Death and How We Make Sense of It

A passionate testament to the author and illustrator’s humility at the unexpected small moments that shape life, love and death, Daytripper is a book like no other. Part philosophy, part magical realism the team uses color, line and words to

“Daytripper” is a Timeless, Poignant Graphic Novel About Life, Love, Death and How We Make Sense of It

A passionate testament to the author and illustrator’s humility at the unexpected small moments that shape life, love and death, Daytripper is a book like no other. Part philosophy, part magical realism the team uses color, line and words to

Movie Review: “The Post” is Speilberg’s Love Story to Newspapers and is a Good Solid Film

Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) isn’t a household name, but she is exactly the heroine that we need right now. The Post was her father’s paper and then was handed over to her after her husband’s suicide in 1963. Many men

Movie Review: “The Post” is Speilberg’s Love Story to Newspapers and is a Good Solid Film

Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) isn’t a household name, but she is exactly the heroine that we need right now. The Post was her father’s paper and then was handed over to her after her husband’s suicide in 1963. Many men

Tweens Read is FREE: Houston Area Kids Can Meet Favorite Authors & Learn About New Authors!

Focused on 5th-8th Graders, Tweens Read is an annual celebration of reading. Hosted by the Blue Willow Bookshop, this event gives kids, parents, teachers, and librarians the opportunity to hear authors talk about their work, to hear samples of dozens

Tweens Read is FREE: Houston Area Kids Can Meet Favorite Authors & Learn About New Authors!

Focused on 5th-8th Graders, Tweens Read is an annual celebration of reading. Hosted by the Blue Willow Bookshop, this event gives kids, parents, teachers, and librarians the opportunity to hear authors talk about their work, to hear samples of dozens

“Certain Women” Is As Bland And Unimportant As It’s Poster

Certain Women is flat and dead, and it is supposed to be, but one struggles to understand why this film needed to be made at all. In a time of gun control issues, racial and police conflict, healthcare reform and

“Certain Women” Is As Bland And Unimportant As It’s Poster

Certain Women is flat and dead, and it is supposed to be, but one struggles to understand why this film needed to be made at all. In a time of gun control issues, racial and police conflict, healthcare reform and

Hightlights From TweensRead – One Moderators View

TweensRead is an annual convention with the goal of connecting authors to their young readers. Throughout the day there are a series of panels offered, each with a set of authors who answer questions from the attendees. This Saturday was the 2016

Hightlights From TweensRead – One Moderators View

TweensRead is an annual convention with the goal of connecting authors to their young readers. Throughout the day there are a series of panels offered, each with a set of authors who answer questions from the attendees. This Saturday was the 2016

“The Most Magnificent Thing” Encourages Girls to Invent and Persevere

One day a regular girl has an extraordinary idea. She wants to make a magnificent thing. She has a vision of how the thing will work, what it will look like and devises a plan to make it happen. She

“The Most Magnificent Thing” Encourages Girls to Invent and Persevere

One day a regular girl has an extraordinary idea. She wants to make a magnificent thing. She has a vision of how the thing will work, what it will look like and devises a plan to make it happen. She