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This is where I put my musings that don’t make it into my paper journal. I try to write about things that might interest other writers and readers, including reviews of MG books I’ve been reading.

We Have Liftoff!

I remember seeing this photo, by Boyd Norton, in Anna Merz’s obituary in 2013 and thinking, “Gosh! There’s a story there that young readers would love!” And now, nine years later, after a trip to...

 The Magic of a Glasshouse

“Glasshouse of Stars,” by Shirley Marr (Simon & Schuster for Young Readers), grabbed my attention from the start by the author’s use of second-person narration. It’s an unusual and bold choice...

Book Banning Effort Unites Characters

“Answers in the Pages,” by David Levithan (Knopf), is an interesting and maybe ironic title choice for this new novel.   Because, while that phrase makes life sound cut and dried, it turns out that,...

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