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Book Review: The Journal Of James Edward Pease: A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America)

The Journal Of James Edward Pease:  A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America), by Jim Murphy This book is the author’s first novel for a middle grade audience and for a debut audience it is quite accomplished.  That is … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America)

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?:  The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America), by Barry Denenberg A book like this has a difficult task.  On the one hand, most American readers have little sympathy with the cause … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Light In The Storm: The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America)

A Light In The Storm:  The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America), by Karen Hesse This book is a melancholy one but also one that helps the reader better understand one of the more obscure aspects of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: First Grade Readers

First Grade Readers:  Units Of Study To Help Children See Themselves As Meaning Makers, by Stephanie Parsons This is the sort of book that ought to give someone pause when reading it.  A great deal of elementary education involves flattery … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joey

Joey:  How A Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn To See, by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley At the core of this book is an inspirational tale of a blind and mistreated horse who ended up being a kind and compassionate therapy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orphans Of The Living

Orphans Of The Living, by Jennifer Toth This particular book gave me the awkward and unpleasant experience of both deep agreement and deep disagreement with the author about a subject of considerable personal relevance.  It is widely acknowledged that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond The Foster Care System

Beyond The Foster Care System:  The Future For Teens, by Betsy Krebs and Paul Pitcoff I must admit that I found this book deeply interesting.  That does not mean that I approved of everything it said, but rather I found … Continue reading

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Book Review: Growing Up In The Care Of Strangers

Growing Up In The Care Of Strangers:  The Experiences, Insights, And Recommendations Of Eleven Former Foster Kids, by Waln K. Brown & John R. Seita Leo Tolstoy once said in the beginning to Anna Karenina that all happy families are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warriors In Winter

Warriors In Winter (Magic Tree House #31), by Mary Pope Osborne Upon reading this book I was for some time mildly puzzled as to why it was that my library suggested this book as part of my reading on Marcus … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jeanne

Jeanne:  A Journey From Abandonment And Abuse To Forgiveness And Truth, by Sylvia Hornback [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There are many different kinds of fiction … Continue reading

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