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Book Review: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Satrapi’s graphic novel is also a memoir. It’s presented as a comic strip detailing her childhood and adolescence in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution and her older adolescent years in Vienna. In the introduction to the novel, Satrapi summarizes the history of Iran, noting that the influence of foreign countries, …

Book Review: Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in the True Meaning of Christmas by Cindy Springsteen, Illustrated by Carol Ann Whittle

I received a new Kindle Fire for Christmas, and I “fired” it up, logging onto my Kindle account. Of course, there are shelves and shelves of “TBR” books. Now that the little one is sleeping a “bit” more predictably, I’ve had more time to read. So I clicked on the …

Book Review: Behind the Headlines: The Story of American Newspapers by Thomas Fleming

Book Review: Behind the Headlines: The Story of American Newspapers by Thomas Fleming   A part of the “Walker’s American History Series for Young People” series, this nonfiction book was published in 1989. I picked it up when I took over the newspaper at my high school in an effort …