Category Archives: Reading Adventures

With Gladness: The Dust Bowl

One of the best things about writing is finding the right setting for a story. In my opinion, the more challenge in the historical setting, the better emphasis on character change and struggle. An especially difficult and challenging time in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Kid’s Books: The Pilgrims at Plymouth

Yeah, I know – it’s the day after Thanksgiving. Which means you’re probably anxious to get to a sale (or maybe you’re standing in a line and reading this) or you’re getting ready to retrieve your holiday decorations from the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Kid’s Books: Giving Thanks – The 1621 Harvest Feast

Frustrated by over-simplified illustrations or cartoon figures in some kid’s history books? No fear of that with this Thanksgiving book! This one is a wonderful, authentic reproduction of the “First Thanksgiving Feast.” Today’s feature book was produced with the cooperation … Continue reading

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Eisenhower’s Stories: Funny, Poignant, Unforgettable

August. And time to start a new historical theme of the month! We’re going to explore some primary sources from the European Theater of World War II. What’s a primary source? A document created by a real person who was … Continue reading

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Writing An American Story

Stories can be inspiration. Sometimes authors write with that intention. Other times they just write, perhaps never knowing how much their stories mean to someone. And sometimes a writer can a write the story of their life (it’s called an … Continue reading

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Martha Finley: Sharing Faith Through Literature

Every person – every writer – has a belief system and a world view which will influence their actions, thoughts, and writing.┬áThat belief system and worldview can be rooted in various religions or philosophies – Christian, humanist, feminism, naturalistic, etc. … Continue reading

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