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All this talk about Harper Lee’s newly discovered novel slated to come out this summer has me thinking about my grandmother, my first reading mentor. 803 more words

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How To Make A Dream Come True by Aisha Saeed

I’ve always loved writing. I was the kid who got in trouble for not paying attention to double-digit division because I was busy outlining a story idea in the margins of my math book. 718 more words

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Hazardous Tales on YouTube by Nathan Hale

Hello, Nathan Hale here. I’m trying out something completely new today and I’m debuting it here on the Nerdy Book Club blog. This is my first… 382 more words

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At Home Between the Pages by Dan Gemeinhart

When I think of my childhood, two themes immediately rise to the top: movement and books.

We moved a lot when I was growing up. In the beginning it was because my dad was in the military; later, just because we were following (or looking for) jobs. 1,120 more words

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Learning on the Job by Renée Kurilla

It didn’t take me long to discover that one of the best, albeit sometimes most challenging parts of being an illustrator is the research. Regardless of working on a fiction or nonfiction project, studying your subject is imperative. 694 more words

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Hope is in the Oven

I’m an excellent chef, but I’m also the world’s worst baker. Because of that, I can define the word hope. Hope is the yearning look on my family’s faces when I’m standing at the counter making pie, or cheesecake or cookies. 77 more words

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The mystery behind Murder on the Minneapolis

by Anita Davison

As a reader, I have always loved the cosy mystery genre, the Agatha Christie style gatherings of genteel characters among whom one, or maybe more, turn out to be the villain(s). 904 more words

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