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  • Novel Reimagines Outcome Of Alzheimer’s

    Novel Reimagines Outcome Of Alzheimer’s0

    After her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Diana Tarant Schmidt decided to write a novel reimagining the outcome of the disease. She talked about this in more detail and answered questions about her novel Remember for Me recently at the Skokie Public Library Author Showcase.  The novel is available from Amazon and Open Books Direct.

  • 5 Books Portraying Characters Facing Illness

    5 Books Portraying Characters Facing Illness0

    Life changes when facing illness. The characters in these books portray the personal challenges of declining health. 1. Montpelier Tomorrow by Marylee MacDonald “Mid-life mom, Colleen Gallagher would do anything to protect her children from harm. When her daughter’s husband falls ill with ALS, Colleen rolls up her sleeves and moves in, juggling the multiple

  • 15 Kids Explain How They Identify With Books

    15 Kids Explain How They Identify With Books0

    As a writer and teacher, I have often wondered if my middle school students feel connected to characters in books because of gender, race, or cultural background. Here is what I found out: 1. & 2. Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick “I am strong-willed, so I loved Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie.”—Nick