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Book Report

Apologies for not "checking in" lately.

I'll try to make up for it by sharing some books with you, okay?

First, i want to tell you about the Middle Reader

"Bud, Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis

"It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan.

Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run,

but Bud's got a few things going for him"

He found some flyers in his mother's things that mention

Herman E. Calloway and his band. Bud suspects this flyer is a clue from his mother

that his dad is a jazz musician.

I first read this story in 1999. I was a bookseller and found the advance copy in our break room

I enjoy/prefer quality children's literature.

The stage show of "Bud, Not Buddy" was presented here recently.

To credit our community, plenty of backers provided tickets for school children to see it.

Imagine! a Stage Play with a live jazz band.

No matter what, I insist, the actual book is the best treasure.

Book Two

Do you know about Abe's Books?

I was introduced to Abe Books when i was traveling back and forth to school

for Maggid Studies.

Many of the books needed, at the time, seemed hard to find.

Which is only true, if you don't know where to look -

but that's another story.

I really enjoy this terrific service.

One of my favorite emails comes from them.

Sometimes they include lists of books readers might enjoy.

Two weeks ago there was a page about travel writers.

I chose one by Norman Lewis

a writer recognized as

"One of the best writers . . . of our century" -Graham Greene

Wow! I'd never heard of Norman Lewis before

and do i ever wish i wrote like him.

I am reading

"Naples '44"

A World War II Diary of Occupied Italy

here's a teensy bit of a review from "John" on Goodreads

"Harrowing, unsparing, penetrating -- yet throughout profoundly humane -- this reminiscence restores the good name of memoir."

Without Abe's Books, I would have missed out on this quality writing.

Truth offered in a way even i can bear - and find important to know.

So, yes to the book


Even Higher recommend for Abe's Books

you never know what treasure awaits

until you look.

Third (and final for today)

is affirming Wednesday Story Time.

This week I'm sure to be singing "It's a Small World"

and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."

I haven't purchased the cookies, yet

but they will be Oreo's

because none of our Story Time kids

have Oreo Allergies


lots to share

changes all around

would like to hear from you

love & love,


ps - providing links in order to share with you - help you find "what the heck" I'm talking about.

NONE of my links are making money off you you.

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