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Nerding Out over The Birds of America

I’m a big Gary D. Schmidt fan, with Okay For Now¬†being one of my favorites.

Thus I totally nerded out when I saw The Birds of America by John James Audubon. For $3.00!


Now I, too, can examine the Artic Tern. Talk about literature expanding one’s horizons.
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Graphic Novel Memoirs for Kids

Suddenly, there seems to be an abundance of interesting, graphic novel memoirs for kids. I’m fascinated by this trend. I don’t know why it’s happening or why it works. But I’ve read several over the last few months and would enjoy reading more.

Here are five  great examples of graphic novel memoirs about girls:

1. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

2. Relish. My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

3. El Deafo by Cece Bell

4. Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

5. To Dance by Siena Cherson Siegel

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