Removing the Stigma Around Periods

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Today I have a graphic novel aimed at removing the stigma around periods.  A few years ago I might have shied away from this topic, but no more.  Women and girls are at a tremendous disadvantage when we hide or disparage menstrual cycles.  We create a society that doesn’t give women the tools to be successful and taxes them emotionally…

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Fabulous Historical Fiction for Young Adults

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Today I have a book that is fabulous historical fiction for young adults.  The cover got me to open the book and the story sucked me right in.  I love it when that happens. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so you don’t miss a wonderful book that will both enlighten and…

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Whimsical Picture Book About Memories

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Today I have a whimsical picture book about memories.  Who hasn’t wanted to save the feelings you get when you have a lovely day with a friend?  Revisiting treasured encounters is a joy of life and this book captures that feeling so well. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you…

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Let’s Hear It for the Troublemaker

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Today let’s hear it for the troublemaker.  I love the Ivy and Bean books, so I was thrilled to learn the author had started a new series.  This one features Iggy, and while he is not the model of manners, he is a real kid who has to learn the consequences of his actions.  Does that sound something like your…

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The Face of Poverty in America

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Today I have a book that shows the face of poverty in America.  This book is a memoir, so it will show kids what it is really like to live on food stamps and to have to declare you are in the free lunch program every day at school. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…

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Retelling of the Story of Camelot

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Today I have a retelling of the story of Camelot.  I remember the first time I saw the musical at a dinner theater when I was just a kid.  I went in with dread and I came out enchanted.  Hey, I was a sucker for show tunes and a handsome prince. The cover of this book intrigued me and so…

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Introduce Simple Money Concepts to Young Kids

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Today I have a set of books that introduce simple money concepts to young kids.  It is never too early to arm children with financial tools.  These books are adorable and present the ideas of saving, earning and spending in simple and relevant ways.  They also introduce early math concepts so just think how brilliant your child can become! Don’t…

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Fun Book for Winter Break

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Do your kids need a fun book for winter break?  This delightful story about a ski trip during middle school hits all the right notes for an escape from the everyday.  It brought back memories from my ski trip. If you scroll to the bottom of the post you can see a picture of me on my middle school Tahoe…

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Picture Books for Your Little Ski Bunnies

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Today I have picture books for your little ski bunnies.  With the snow falling these are the perfect picture books to get your kids in the mood for a little swishing down the slopes or at least a ride on the magic carpet! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you…

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How to be a Muslim American Girl

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This book explores how to be a Muslim American girl.  Our identity is composed of so many things, and when your religion is a source of conflict where you live, it’s hard to make sense of who you are.  Allie is exploring all that while trying to be a teenager who struggles with her parents, manages a series of friendships…

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