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Flashback Fridays: The Counters calculated and scattered the ships, the life containers, as our wind scatters maple keys . . .

You’re a 15-year old scientist crash lands her craft far from home on a backwater planet where an archaeological dig is going on to discover the remnants of an alien civilization.   673 more words

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Illustrator Illuminations - Gilbert Ford

The Mafia’s resident illustrator, Alison Hertz recently had the pleasure of interviewing the great Gilbert Ford. You may have seen his artwork gracing MG titles such as THREE TIMES LUCKY, ESCAPE FROM MR. 458 more words

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A Tuesday Ten: A Roster of Redheads

Characters with red hair seem to be popular throughout fiction in general.  So I thought this Tuesday I’d take a look at redheads in science fiction and fantasy.   969 more words

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Inside Look: Scholastic Book Fair Selection Process

When I was hired by Scholastic Book Fairs to be a field merchandiser, I was thrilled at the thought of employee discounts and summers off. What I hadn’t thought of was how valuable my new job would be to my writing career. 430 more words

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Diversify Your Shelves: Middle Grade Magic Realism

We Need Diverse Books is doing a summer reading special with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s BookDragon. They recommend diverse reads that are similar to popular fiction books most people have at least heard of. 167 more words

A Tuesday Ten: Fantasy Dealing with Death and Loss

So if you’ve been reading my blog, you know this subject is on my mind right now.  But it’s also a subject I’ve explored a bit as a librarian.   1,867 more words

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Diversify Your Shelves: The Alvin Ho Series by Lenore Look*

*I was originally calling this series Read This Series, but I think Diversify Your Shelves is more accurate.

Alvin Ho is afraid of everything. He has selective mutism and sees a psychotherapist. 382 more words