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Mama Miti

A biography that reads like a legend, Mama Miti is a superb literature choice to study Kenya, wisdom and environmental renewal. Wangari Muta Maathai, a.k.a. Mama Miti, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, a first for an African woman. One … Continue reading

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Abe’s Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Resolve to be honest at all events and if you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.  Choose some other occupations. Abraham Lincoln’s own words are sprinkled throughout the text in this beautiful biography, … Continue reading

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A River of Words

The passion for words is evident in this picture book about poet William Carlos Williams who doctored by day and wrote by night.  Beautiful collages with lines of poetry are interspersed throughout the book while full poems inspire on the … Continue reading

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Up Close: Harper Lee

Harper Lee is one of the mysterious authors, one-hit wonder by choice. How can someone write the amazing To Kill A Mockingbird and then stop writing?  Or maybe, stop having the writing published.  This book offers many insights into Harper … Continue reading

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