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A Fun Read for Middle School and Beyond!

I am an author of non-fiction with a secret love of dragons and all I can say is “Wow”! C. Lee McKenzie’s Sign of the Green Dragon kept me guessing every inch of the way. McKenzie’s imagery had me searching the cold walls of the cave in the dark, while feeling the breeze of the dragons’ wings […]

August 18, 2017 in Book Reviews by

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Great Read on Life in Haines, Alaska

My daughter just returned home after a 6-week surgery rotation at the Anchorage Native Medical Center. Because she knows her mom (me) has Trip to Inner Alaska as #1 on my Bucket List and she knows I write and read memoirs, she brought me Heather Lende’s If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name. Heather […]

June 13, 2017 in Book Reviews by

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A Must Read: The Promises of Ophelia Bennett

I have read many of Cec Murphey‘s books and loved them all. However, in my estimation, his best yet is one of his newest fictions The Promises of Ophelia Bennett. The quiet Mrs. Bennett brings so much more to her students than the ability to read and write. In her promises, her “poorest of poor” […]

June 6, 2015 in Book Reviews by

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Interview with Wanda Thomas Littles author of Preacha!

Let me introduce you to the creative brain behind Preacha! She is not only an outstanding writer of fiction, but also, a prolific writer of poetry for the soul. For an added treat, hear Wanda read her poetry in her deep rich voice reminiscent of Maya Angelou. watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ckkutyeFJuw#! Where were you born and where do […]

September 4, 2012 in Book Reviews by

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Meet Wanda Thomas Littles and her newest book Preacha!

I have never read a book quite like Preacha! Wanda Thomas Littles’ novel starts with a Tom Thumb wedding featuring 11-year-old Phillip “Preacha” Carver Jr. and his beautiful make-believe bride, Rita Prosser. The grand event takes place in the Shady Springs Missionary Baptist Church with church members and loved ones in attendance. Preacha possesses an […]

June 14, 2012 in Book Reviews by

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A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

Book review by Judy Watters Haven Kimmel portrays the innocence that childhood holds in A Girl Named Zippy. The nickname Zippy is so appropriate for this little girl as she is seen as the classroom menace and the neighborhood nuisance. Teachers dismiss her as a clown and neighbors slam doors in her face. But Zippy’s […]

October 26, 2009 in Book Reviews by

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Broken Birds by Jeannette Katzir

Reviewed by Judy Watters In the world of dysfunctional family memoirs, Broken Birds has found a home. With the skillful writing of Jeannette Katzir, I found her story to be spellbinding. The memoir opens with a family of five grown siblings in the courtroom, four against one. I found it humorous as an immediate crash […]

October 25, 2009 in Book Reviews by

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