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A Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah

By Nancy Churnin; illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg Creston Books, 2021. (Ages 8-13) What a breath of fresh air! A Queen to the Rescue shows us the true story of an older woman making a difference. It’s so important that young … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: The Water Lady

My Top Ten Reasons to read The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation Text by Alice McGinty; Illustrations by Shonto Begay Schwartz & Wade Books; 2021 Grandmother Darlene Arviso delivers water via tanker truck to hundreds … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer Gloria Amescua guest post

Late Bloomer Guest Post Late Bloomers are guest blog posts at A is for Aging—sharing thoughts and insights from individuals who have launched notable creative efforts in the arts in their Third Age.   Gloria Amescua is the late blooming … Continue reading

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Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Written by Sandra Neil Wallace Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon A Paula Wiseman Book; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2020. For ages 4-8.   My Top Ten Reasons to Read Marjory save the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman … Continue reading

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Review: The Ocean Calls

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story Written by Tina Cho and Illustrated by Jess X. Snow. For ages 5-8 years. Kokila, 2020 (an imprint of Penguin Random House LLS, New York). Dayeon says her Grandma is “like a treasure-hunting … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer: Author Letty Sustrin

Late Bloomers are guest blog posts at A is for Aging—sharing thoughts and insights from individuals who have launched notable creative efforts in the arts in their Third Age. Author Letty Sustrin My life as a “Late Bloomer.” It’s a … Continue reading

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Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story

Truth & Honor: The President Ford Story By Lindsey McDivitt; illustrated by Matt Faulkner Sleeping Bear Press; July 2020. Ages 6-10   My second picture book biography was published recently and I’d love to tell you a bit about it, … Continue reading

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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read By Rita Lorraine Hubbard; illustrated by Caldecott Honor Winner Oge More Schwarz and Wade Books; 2020. (Ages 6-10)   We know that Mary Walker lived through twenty-six presidents. That her precious … Continue reading

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Interview of Sandra McGuire Ph.D. at A is for Aging

I’m pleased to share a brief interview of Dr. Sandra L. McGuire, who has been an invaluable advisor to this blog and website at A is for Aging, B is for Books for a number of years. Dr. McGuire created … Continue reading

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Paul Erdos, Mary Garber and Jean-Henri Fabre thrived over a lifetime

There’s huge value in showing children that unusual people “who didn’t fit into the world in a ‘regular’ way” still forged satisfying lives for themselves. Paul Erdos, Mary Garber and  Jean-Henri Fabre truly “flew their freak flags,” so to speak, … Continue reading

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