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Banning The Giver of Memories

I have many books by Lois Lowry on my shelves. I started reading her when I was around eleven. A Summer to Die (1977) was the first book I read that dealt with the death of a child, and I felt so sad and so grown up in reading it. Having a sister of my own, …

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Learning to Blume Where We are Planted

I couldn’t continue discussing kid lit without talking about Judy Blume. I don’t know anyone my age that did not read her growing up – especially girls. She had a knack of talking about some tough topics with humor and compassion. And she had a way of making me want to be her main characters. Judy …

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