Blog, Bookish Life, Social Justice

Children’s Book Recommendations to Fill Your Classroom and Home Library

As fall quickly approaches, teachers and parents are preparing for many different learning models, some with students attending school in person and others with full time distance learning from home. No matter how students are learning this fall, all children should have access to quality literature that is both representative of themselves, as well as, …

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Interview with Beth Mayer

Beth Mayer’s We Will Tell You Otherwise is a collection of short stories with real characters who are often socially marginalized, with themes of family dynamics, children, death, and interactions between strangers. I think that writing a short story is more difficult simply because the author has limited space to create a world or a …

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Blog, Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

August 2020 Book Reviews

An informal solo series reviewing everything FBC founder Renee reads each month. Listen to this podcast using the player above! Mentioned in this episode: Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier Genres: Contemporary literary fiction Read if you like: unusual pizza toppings, protagonists with complicated relationships, witnessing people make questionable choices like drinking while pregnant. Also …

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