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On a Roll with Katie and Disablity Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month and USA Today appropriately had an article called “10 inspiring self-help books about illness and disability.” It’s impossible for people without difficult, chronic health issues to understand what it’s like to live with one or … Continue reading

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Raised in Ruins: a memoir of adventures growing up in wild Alaska

Tara Neilson lives off the scenic Inner Passage of Southeast Alaska, but nowhere where you’d be able to find her—she’s off grid. Frighteningly off grid, to me, but she was raised out there along with her sister and three brothers. … Continue reading

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The Last Cherry Blossom – WWII Japan for kids

I’m an adult, but recently I enjoyed reading a middle-grade historical fiction book by Twitter friend Kathleen Burkinshaw. The Last Cherry Blossom is based closely on her mother’s stories of WWII and surviving the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. These days, … Continue reading

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