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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 12/8

It’s that time again! Lunchtime poll time!  We’re officially halfway through the work week?  Who’s excited?  I can’t believe how fast this month is going.  Is anyone ready for the holidays? I am not.  Speaking of, my sister wrote on my facebook yesterday that we need to plan our Christmas day feast.  I wrote back: […]

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History

Badass Ladies of History: Beverly Cleary

As a kid, I was an avid reader and Beverly Cleary’s books ranked among my very favorites–still, when my mother gave me A Girl from Yamhill, Cleary’s memoir of growing up during the Great Depression, I wrinkled my nose at it. It wasn’t even fiction! That meant it was going to be boring.

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Perspectives

What Judy Blume Taught Me

When I was in elementary school, I would roller blade down the street to the public library, leave my skates in the hall, and plunk myself down in my favorite corner of the children’s section, the one where the “B” and “C” authors came together. This was because my favorite books were by Beverly Cleary […]