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Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Warning: You May Love Gay People
I've been sharing with you how tremendously excited I am about the Appalachian Literacy Initiative, my new non-profit that will be giving brand-new high-quality children's books to area students in need. I believe access to books is a social justice issue. ...
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Losing Alice
It's been a funny few days. Unrelated things keep popping up, reminding me of a specific time in my life, 13 years ago. It's when I fell to pieces. It's also when I was teaching middle-school drama. Yesterday I learned that one of my drama kids has died. I ...
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The Appalachian Literacy Initiative
I'm
at our mountain place with my daughter--we're having a few sweet days together
before she leaves AGAIN, for fencing camp, tomorrow. But of course I'm up early
(puppy!) and she's not, so I'm working on stuff for my new non-profit. I'm so excited about
it...
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Now We Are Fifty-One
Today is my husband's fifty-first birthday; he's caught up to me once again. He's got a terrific cold and so is celebrating by canceling the late-afternoon golf game with friends and lovely dinner with me that he had planned, but he still woke at 5:30 and w...
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Rome, and Back Again
I just got back from a short week/long weekend in Rome. Some people think my husband and I are nuts for doing this length of trip overseas, but it works really well with his schedule--he doesn't miss any operating time. We're both good at sleeping on the ov...
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Puppies for Everyone
I wasn't going to write a blog post today. I'd used up most of this week's allotment of rage, and I have things to do. I'm going to go to yoga and ride before it hits 90 degrees and write my Egypt book. In a perfect world I'll finish the wildly horrible, ve...
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The Other Term for 'Politically Correct' is 'Correct'
Kay. I woke up in a fierce this morning, astonished and appalled by how some people waste their precious limited time. I'm serious. Sunday was my birthday and Monday was the funeral of someone I loved. I woke up in the middle of last night when my husband m...
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We Don't Hate Laura Ingalls Wilder But I'm Glad We Dropped Her Name
On Saturday, the Association of Library Services for Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, voted unanimously to rename their lifetime achievement award. It will now be called the Children's Literature Legacy Award instead of the L...
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My Actual Job
So I'm reading this enormous deadly research book. On Saturday my husband and I were up at Linville, driving home from a morning visit to the farmer's market, talking to our son through the speakerphone in our car. (Bluetooth, whatever. I don't know how it ...
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A Rant About Privilege
I saw a political ad yesterday that really annoyed me. OK, yeah, all political ads annoy me. All politics annoy me, more or less, and as I've said multiple multiple times I have no political home. I hate all the parties. I would call myself an Independent, ...
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