An evil act of trade – – Lessons from The Giver quartet

I can’t tell you how old I was the first time I read Lois Lowry’s THE GIVER, published in 1993. I do remember that it had a profound impact and I’ve carried it with me ever since (in that figurative, literary way, of course.) If you are feeling fuzzy, here’s a refresher… Jonas, a 12Continue reading “An evil act of trade – – Lessons from The Giver quartet”

What’s the Why? My Picture Book Equation.

Originally posted on July 4, 2019 @ Magnolias & Manuscripts. This morning, I witnessed magic in my living room.  The kind that gently pulls everyone together, under the same spell, before anyone realizes what’s happening. It was a sticky July morning, windows wet with condensation and the smell of pancakes still wafting from the kitchen.Continue reading “What’s the Why? My Picture Book Equation.”