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Atticus Takes a Stand! Parent’s Perspective on ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from @HarperCollins

To Kill a Mockingbird offers something for each of us, no matter what stage we are in our lives... It's a coming-of-age story, a...
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To some readers--both past and present--The Catcher in the Rye is a mish-mash of unacceptable and irrelevant moments from a young kid who doesn't...

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Laura McBride's book, We Are Called to Rise, places us in the midst of a modern-day war story (Iraq). It's a journey to discovery, a...

Tilting At Windmills? What Does It Mean?

You've heard the phrase "tilting at windmills" and you probably wonder what it means, or where such a phrase even originated? After all, you...
Catcher in the Rye

What Did Holden Say? Looking For Lines from ‘The Catcher in the Rye’…

The profusion of lines and paragraphs still stick in the brain. Who said it, and what did it mean? When we're talking about the infamous...

The Invention of Wings

Don't we all want to test our wings and fly? Like Icarus--with his grand, waxen wings--we all have fledgling wings, aching to burst free...
Burning Girls

Burning Girls – Read #Tor

It's a 48-page novella--packed with beautiful (and dark) imagery--all from the rich imagination of Veronica Schanoes.The piece is about coming-of-age tale, combined with deep-seated...

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