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If you squint, it almost makes sense

January 21, 2023 Stephanie Dolan

By Curtis Honeycutt I didn’t wear glasses until I was 19. As an up-and-coming visionary word nerd, I had never thought I needed corrective lenses. Of course, I always fancied monocles, although I didn’t know […]

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‘Just Like Magic’

December 17, 2022 Stephanie Dolan

By Stefanie Davis “Just Like Magic” by Sarah Hogle is a magical realism romance story about Bettie Hughes and her family. Bettie was a wealthy social media influencer, who much like her family was all […]

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Embracing unembraceable idea nouns

December 3, 2022 Stephanie Dolan

By Curtis Honeycutt In elementary school, we learn a noun is a “person, place or thing.” Rabbit. Cereal. Toilet. Especially toilet. Words like “toilet” make Mad Libs a hit with my kids when we take […]

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‘Calling for a Blanket Dance’

November 19, 2022 Stephanie Dolan

By Stefanie Davis “Calling for a Blanket Dance” by Oscar Hokeah tells the story of Ever Geimausaddle through his family tree. Ever is Mexican and Native American. The reader learns about Ever through 11 members […]

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‘What Moves the Dead’

October 15, 2022 Stephanie Dolan

By Stefanie Davis “The dead don’t walk. Except, sometimes when they do (Kingfisher, 2022, p. 123).” T. Kingfisher’s book. “What Moves the Dead” is a re-telling of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale, “The Fall of […]