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Black Authors Matter

As we confront news stories that shock and dishearten us, I am often at a loss for any appropriate words.  I am choosing to use this space and my voice to list just a few amazing black authors that I hope you will consider reading.  Spread peace, spread literature, spread understanding. 

1.  Helen Oyeyemi

Get Your Independence Day Books!

We are already coming up on the 4th of July!  Time to celebrate some independence!  I think one of the best ways to appreciate this holiday is to take time to know more about our history and to read work that challenges us to grow and mature as citizens.  Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

1.  Lies My Teacher Told Me:  Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen

Pride Month

I had planned to post a list of books you might be interested in checking out for Pride month, but I have been at a loss for words after the recent mass shooting.  The tragedy that occurred in Orlando has weighed on my mind and I felt that I could not post my typical kind of humorous chatter.  I will again, of course.  It is a part of who I am.  But the LGBTQ community is a part of who I am as well.  I'm not going to address the shooting in this blog.  If you are curious about my thoughts on that topic, I have already commented on it in my author's blog: www.ty

You Should Go Camping

It is summer time.  Okay, fine.  It is spring time.  But if you went outside at all this week, you will know that it is actually summer time.  That means that it is important for you to go camping.  If you do so immediately, you can start bragging quicker.  When all of those other losers are like, "Gee maybe I will go camping," you can cackle in their faces and say, "Oh...sure.  I mean, I already did that this year.  But good for you."  If camping isn't a competitive activity, what is?  You can lord your s'mores knowledge over other

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