SATURDAY MORNINGS FOR KIDS ON SATURDAY NIGHT

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Thank you Carla of Carla Loves to Read for this fine illustration for this meme.

I was feeling puny this morning, what with the current rain event which makes me ache from the nape of my neck to the soles of my feet, plus my arthritic fingers would not cooperate. I got off to a rocky start this morning with one bad thing happening after the other. It reminded me of Alexander’s no-good, horrible, bad day. LOL Because of this, I did not write my recommendation this a.m.

Instead, please accept this excerpt from the best grades 5-8 book I have read since serving as a Cybil’s judge a couple of years ago.

I met the author and even had her come to my house for lunch. It was a lovely afternoon discussing a lovely book.

On her way to the United Sates during the Mexican Revolution, after meeting Pancho…

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A NEW CHALLENGE: More New York Interest

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MY MARCH (VIRTUAL) TRIP TO NYC CAUSED ME TO FALL IN LIVE WITH THE BIG APPLE.

Many thanks to those of you who went along on my virtual four-day-trip to NYC (Virginia, that means you, dear.) and to Jay of This is My Truth Now, one of my favorite bloggers, who “played along” and met me at the New York Public Library one of those days. I had a glorious time taking virtual tours and looking at pictures of all New York has to offer.

The Big Apple

Specifically, I fell in love with the city and my delight with it was enhanced by reading a gift book from Deb Nance of Readerbuzz, who lives in the same town as I and started me on the path to blogging back in 2016.

This tiny book contains the “…finest portrait ever painted of the city at the height of its glory,”…

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BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PEDRA LUNA by Alda P. Dobbs: A Review

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The true story of the author’s great grandmother’s journey to a new country and a new life during the Mexican Revolution

Up front, let me say that the copy I read was provided by the author with absolutely no strings attached. The opinions voiced here are strictly my own.

Twelve-year-old Petra Luna was happy living with her abuela in a small town in Mexico. Although her mother had died, things were going right in her life–until her father was conscripted by Los Federales to fight in the Mexican Revolution. Petra had to grow up fast, becoming the sole provider for her grandmother, sister, and baby brother. Eventually the Federales came to her town, burning it to the ground, causing Petra and her little family to become refugees, walking through the burning desert and all the horrors that awaited them there.

When they reached a resting place, the met up with…

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