Monthly Archives: April 2013

Realistic Fiction: Hunt, Quick, and Green

Three powerful books about kids dealing with major issues. Troubled kids, wise and compassionate kids. Be Someone’s Hero is the message on a sign that foster child Carley finds in her borrowed bedroom. She’s in need of a hero herself, having just been released from the hospital after being severely beaten by her mother’s boyfriend, […]

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I was at my ninety-one-year-old mother’s house in Lawrence today when I turned on CNN because my mother likes to know what goes on in the world. We watched the mid-list runners of the Boston Marathon near the finish line by the colorful flags of eighty countries that were snapping in a brisk spring wind. […]

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