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Starlight in the Dawn: the Poetic Priestess Who Chose to Fight

(This review also appears on Paper Lantern Writers and Discovery) After teaching Mesopotamian history to sixth graders for many years, I wanted to love this book. It's not a time period that is overrun with historical fiction, and I love stories about real women. Starlight in the Dawn is very well researched and written. The… Continue reading Starlight in the Dawn: the Poetic Priestess Who Chose to Fight

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Five Reasons for Adults to Read All Year

Summer reading is a thing because students have always been encouraged by teachers to read during that long school vacation. Libraries and bookstores even have special programs to encourage  children to read all summer. Reading all summer should be a habit we all started when we were in school. Most adults, however, don’t have all… Continue reading Five Reasons for Adults to Read All Year